The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting

This is definitely The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting we have ever tasted and it is so easy to make. Sweet, creamy and delicious just like the icing on a Maple Donut this homemade icing recipe will wow your family and party guests. It is the perfect Fall frosting for cupcakes, cakes or cookies! Pin this Thanksgiving dessert for later and follow us for more great Frosting recipe ideas.

Maple is a classic fall flavor that was crying out to be featured in a Two Sisters buttercream frosting.  And we absolutely LOVE how this Maple Buttercream Frosting turned out.  It is sweet and creamy with a delicious hint of maple.  What a great topping to any fall cake cookie or cupcake.  

How to make The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting

You will need:

Measure the Powdered Sugar

First step is to measure the powdered sugar.  I use my food scale.  (If you don’t have a food scale the equivalent would be 4 cups.)  You can sift the powdered sugar if it is really lumpy.  I do not always do this.  Instead I will mix the powdered sugar on low for 30 seconds to break up any large lumps.

Mapleine vs Maple Extract

A note about the Maple Extract.  There are two types … Crescent Mapleine Imitation Maple Flavoring or Maple Extract. Here is a great article that goes into a lot of detail on the differences between the two. We tried both in our Best Maple Buttercream Frosting recipe and we ended up liking the flavor of the Mapleine better.  It was closer to the taste of a Maple doughnut.  But individual tastes vary obviously, and either will work for this frosting.

Butter and Maple Extract in the Mixer

Add 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter.  I only ever use real butter, but you can use whatever you have on hand.  Although I think margarine changes the taste, your buttercream frosting made with margarine will still be better than canned frosting. Then add the 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of Maple Extract.  (Note on the extract.  We found that more is not necessarily better.  Start with the 1 teaspoon and then taste after it is mixed.  Increase the extract in very small increments.  It can quickly become “too much.”  And remember, the flavor will continue to develop over time.)

Mix the butter and vanilla and maple until it is combined.

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Now add the powdered sugar to the mixing bowl.  Start your mixer (or electric beater) on the lowest setting.  I usually put a clean dishtowel around my mixer to keep the sugar from flying out.  Keep on low until the butter and sugar are incorporated and then kick your mixer up to medium high.

The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS taste your frosting.   You are trying to determine if the consistency is wrong, if it needs more vanilla or a dash of milk.

This is definitely The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting we have ever tasted and it is so easy to make. Sweet, creamy and delicious just like the icing on a Maple Donut this homemade icing recipe will wow your family and party guests. It is the perfect Fall frosting for cupcakes, cakes or cookies! Pin this Thanksgiving dessert for later and follow us for more great Frosting recipe ideas.

That’s all there is to making The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting. Now you just have to starting thinking of something yummy to put it on.

The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting

How much frosting will you need?  That always depends on how thick or thin you apply the frosting or how much decorating you do but here are a couple of guidelines. Our recipe should make enough The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting to cover a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake or a two-layer 8″ cake.  If you are making cupcakes, you should be able to frost 24 cupcakes if you apply the frosting with a knife.  If you swirl on the frosting with a pastry bag you should be able to frost 15-18 cupcakes depending on the size of the swirl.

This is definitely The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting we have ever tasted and it is so easy to make. Sweet, creamy and delicious just like the icing on a Maple Donut this homemade icing recipe will wow your family and party guests. It is the perfect Fall frosting for cupcakes, cakes or cookies! Pin this Thanksgiving dessert for later and follow us for more great Frosting recipe ideas.

Now you are ready to frost your dessert with a super yummy Maple Buttercream Frosting that will enhance whatever you put it on!

 

 

This is definitely The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting we have ever tasted and it is so easy to make. Sweet, creamy and delicious just like the icing on a Maple Donut this homemade icing recipe will wow your family and party guests. It is the perfect Fall frosting for cupcakes, cakes or cookies! Pin this Thanksgiving dessert for later and follow us for more great Frosting recipe ideas.

 

The Best Maple Buttercream Frosting
Author: Two Sisters Crafting
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (4 cups) of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter (We use Salted Sweet Cream Butter)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Extract
Instructions
  1. Add softened sticks of butter to mixer.
  2. Add vanilla and maple extract.
  3. Mix until butter and extracts are completely mixed.
  4. Add powdered sugar. Beat on low until powdered sugar is incorporated. Then move mixer up to medium-high speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry. If it is add a dash of milk.

 

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