Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Enjoy this silky, rich cream cheese frosting on cinnamon rolls, spice cakes, carrot cakes and more! The maple and vanilla add subtle complexity and are rounded out wonderfully with a good pinch of salt.

8 oz. cream cheese

4 tbsp butter, at room temperature

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Heaping 1/8 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat, starting on low speed and gradually increasing, until the frosting is silky smooth. It is ready to use or you can stick in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up (this will be crucial if you are piping the frosting).

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours before using. If you’re making the frosting ahead of your cake, you’ll want to let the frosting warm up a bit (15 minutes at room temp) before trying to spread.

Find our recipe for Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes here!


Yield: 12 servings