Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

This easy maple cream cheese frosting is the perfect refined sugar free topping for cakes, breads and muffins. With our tips and just 4 all real ingredients you will have the best frosting you've ever tasted.
Cuisine Desserts
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 1/2 cups frosting
Author Dani Meyer


  • 2 8- ounce packages cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4-1/2 cup pure maple syrup to your sweetness taste
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter with mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and pour in maple syrup while you are mixing slowly until smooth and fully combined.

Recipe Notes

Cream cheese and butter MUST be at room temperature for at least 1 hour prior to mixing or be gently warmed or mixture will be lumpy.

If frosting is lumpy your butter or cream cheese was too cold. Microwave for 20-30 (depending on microwave strength) second increments beating for 1-2 minutes between sessions until frosting smooths. May need to be refrigerated for a while after this to return to a spreadable state.

This amount easily frosts 2 dozen cupcakes.