I ended up cobbling together elements of different recipes as ingredients I had been expecting to find in the pantry weren’t there. Despite all the fats it isn’t greasy. Just a light, smooth mouthfeel. It’s not quite as sweet as I’d expected, but still pretty sweet. It does crust, and probably should be refrigerated. On my maple cake it tasted like room temperature maple nut ice cream.

Maple (or other) Flavor Filling & Icing


  • 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2+ T milk, cream, or liquid coffee creamer
  • 2 T vanilla extract
  • 1 T maple extract or other flavor of choice, to taste
  • Pinch salt, especially if using unsalted butter
  • 4+ c (1 pound) powdered confectioner’s sugar


  1. Combine all the ingredients except sugar in a medium to large bowl and beat until smooth and well combined. Begin adding powdered sugar about a cup at a time, continuing to beat each addition until completely combined. Scrape bowl as necessary. Adjust consistency by adding sugar or liquid as desired.


Amounts per 1/12 of recipe (84g)

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Calories 361 (1511 kJ) 18%
From Carbohydrate 159 (666 kJ)
From Fat 187 (783 kJ)
From Protein 6.6 (27.6 kJ)
From Alcohol 8.3 (34.8 kJ)
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Total Carbohydrate 41.1 g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0%
Starch ~0.7 g
Sugars 40.4 g
Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Total Fat 21.1 g 33%
Saturated Fat 13.3 g 67%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Total Omega-3 fatty acids ~140 mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids 663 mg
Protein & Amino Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Protein 1.6 g 3%
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Vitamin A 705 IU 14%
Vitamin C 0.0 mg 0%
Vitamin D ~11.1 IU ~3%
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 0.6 mg 3%
Vitamin K 1.8 mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.0 mg 0%
Riboflavin 0.1 mg 3%
Niacin 0.2 mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.0 mg 1%
Folate 3.0 mcg 1%
Vitamin B12 0.1 mcg 2%
Pantothenic Acid ~0.0 mg ~0%
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Calcium 21.2 mg 2%
Iron 0.2 mg 1%
Magnesium 2.2 mg 1%
Phosphorus 24.3 mg 2%
Potassium 35.0 mg 1%
Sodium 245 mg 10%
Zinc 0.1 mg 1%
Copper 0.0 mg 0%
Manganese ~0.0 mg ~0%
Selenium 1.0 mcg 1%


KelsiJewel Says... 2009-10-20 11:50:15

I'm gonna try this with my next cake! Wish me luck! I think I'm going to try almond extract!

TatumCakes Says... 2009-11-18 15:39:44

I made this for a maple cake and it made the cake, if you know what I mean. I used Half n Half and it turned out so smooth. Absolutely delicious! I'm going try this recipe with other flavors.

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