If you are a pumpkin cupcake fan, you have got to try out this maple cream cheese frosting recipe. This fall-flavored frosting recipe would go with just about any pumpkin-inspired recipe you might bake this fall season from pumpkin cupcakes to a swirl in pumpkin loaves, or even a swirl in some pumpkin blondies. The opportunities for this maple cream cheese frosting are endless.
How to Make Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
I honed in on my Canadian roots and favorite sweet enhancer for this creamy maple cake or cupcake frosting and it did not disappoint! Add it on my Pumpkin Maple Cupcakes recipe with a bacon topper for an unbelievable taste.
I am not kidding when I say it is one of the best fall-flavored frostings you will taste!
To get started on this maple cream cheese frosting, you’ll need a few easy-to-find ingredients, but first, make sure the kids are in the kitchen. This is a great way to bond as a family comes the fall holiday season!
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup/stick room temp unsalted butter
This fall flavored frosting recipe also only takes ten minutes to make.
To begin, add your powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl (or your Kitchen-aid).
Next, drop in your maple syrup and vanilla. Mix.
Then add in your room temp cream cheese. It is super important that it is room temp. Room temp cream cheese makes for a smooth and creamy frosting. Cold cream cheese doesn’t blend as well!
Finally, add in your room temp butter and mix until fluffy.
That is IT!
If you’re reading this post after making my pumpkin maple cupcakes, this is where the frosting comes in.
Make sure to only frost cooled cupcakes, btw!
So simple, right?? Now top it on these delicious pumpkin maple cupcakes and you have a truly decadent fall dessert that’ll be gone in 24 hours (or less).
Keep reading for the full maple cream cheese frosting printable recipe below.
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 tbs Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 oz Softened Cream Cheese
- 1 stick Softened Butter
- Add your powdered sugar to your mixing bowl.
- Add in maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Add in your softened cream cheese and mix well.
- Add in your softened butter and mix until light and fluffy.
I hope you love this maple cream cheese frosting recipe as much as we do! Make sure to check out my pumpkin maple cupcake recipe if you haven’t already.