Yield: 12
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword maple buttercream, maple buttercream frosting, maple buttercream recipe, maple dessert, maple frosting

Maple Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Total Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Maple Buttercream Frosting makes the perfect frosting recipe to highlight autumn dessert recipes. This Maple Buttercream Frosting recipe uses real maple syrup and can be adjusted for flavor.
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • maple flavoring optional


  1. Cream softened butter with the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or beat well with your hand mixer until the butter has lightened in color, about 3 minutes. 

  2. Add confectioner's sugar and incorporate fully. Turn your mixer onto high speed to make sure the sugar is well incorporated and to lighten the mixture. Reduce the speed of your mixer and add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. 

  3. Turn your mixer back onto high speed and beat for about 30 seconds to lighten. Taste the buttercream to make sure it has the flavor you prefer, if you would like more maple flavor, add maple flavoring 1 teaspoon at a time until it has reached the flavor you prefer. You may need to incorporate additional sugar to have your buttercream at the proper consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 27g
Vitamin A 9.5%
Calcium 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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