Vanilla Maple Frosting

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Editor's Note: This Vanilla Maple Frosting recipe is a decadent addition to any cake or cupcake recipe. Maple syrup provides the sweetness while heavy cream adds a delicious velvety texture that makes frosting your cake a dream. It's not so sweet that it will overpower your cake - instead, it provides a hint of extra flavor that goes the extra mile. The whole vanilla frosting recipe has less than five ingredients, as well, making this an easy homemade frosting for any baking project.
The addition of whipped cream gives this maple-sweetened frosting a smooth, light consistency. This frosting spreads with ease and has a beautiful, clean look.



Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseDessert

Dietary ConsiderationEgg-free, Gluten-free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian

EquipmentElectric Mixer

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and TextureCreamy, Sweet


  • 1½ cups cold heavy cream
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer or a whisk. whip the cream until stiff In a large bowl using an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the cream cheese until smooth, and then blend in the maple syrup and vanilla. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture using a spatula.


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