Incredible Maple Donut Glaze

Incredible Maple Glaze Frosting Recipe For Donuts

Where are all donut lovers? They are my absolute favorite! I do not know if it is their fluffy texture or the amount of variety, but I have always loved them. I have gone through phases in regards to flavors. There was a time when I preferred donuts filled with custard, another with marmalade, but right now I am a fan of maple frosting. Is anyone else as obsessed as me?

As I am a baker, I could not help myself. I needed to make them! It took me a while but I finally found the best maple frosting recipe for donuts there is and I want to share it with you. It comes from Sallys Baking Addiction.

As a tip, prepare the glaze before you start making your donuts. Letting it rest will allow it to thicken and cool down, making it easier to coat them. You will end up with thicker, more luscious glaze that cracks! Everyone will love it.

This recipe takes about 10 minutes and makes enough for 8 to 10 donuts, depending on how large the surface area to cover is. Remember to pipe your mixture into your donut tray to help clean up. You can also use a muffin tray! Any shape works with this glaze.

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What You Will Need

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Maple Frosting

Step 1

Melt the unsalted butter and maple syrup together over medium heat in a small saucepan. Occasionally, give it a stir. 

How to Make Maple Frosting

Step 2

Take away from the heat and add in the powdered sugar, whisking it vigorously.

How to Make Maple Frosting Adding Sugar

Step 3

Taste it. If you would like a stronger maple flavor, add in the maple extract. Set it aside to cool and thicken! Use it once your donuts are also cool.

How to Make Maple Frosting Maple Extract

Tips & Tricks

It is important to use pure dark maple syrup for this and not breakfast syrup. This will help with the colour of the glaze and also with flavour. Regular syrup does not have the depth of caramelly goodness we need.

We think that this recipe is best over spice flavored baked donuts. This choice will help bring out the greatness of the maple. Sally uses brown sugar, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon in her recipe. The ones she makes are easy and fast to make, as they take less than 15 minutes to bake and the batter can be mixed by hand. 

How to Make Maple Frosting Tips and Tricks

We love how easy this recipe is and how effective. It really is that simple as melting maple syrup and butter together. This flavor is great for a special breakfast or for everyday snacking if you are not calorie counting. 

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Incredible Maple Donut Frosting Recipe

Where are all donut lovers? They are my absolute favorite! I do not know if it is their fluffy texture or the amount of variety, but I have always loved them. I have gone through phases in regards to flavors. There was a time when I preferred donuts filled with custard, another with marmalade, but right now I am a fan of maple donuts. Is anyone else as obsessed as me?
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Incredible Maple Donut Frosting Recipe
Servings: 8 donuts
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup1
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • optional: 1/2 teaspoon maple extract

Instructions

  • Step 1
  • Melt the butter and maple syrup together over medium heat in a small saucepan. Occasionally, give it a stir.
  • Step 2
  • Take away from the heat and add in the powdered sugar, whisking it vigorously.
  • Step 3
  • Taste it. If you would like a stronger maple flavor, add in the maple extract. Set it aside to cool and thicken! Use it once your donuts are also cool.

Notes

  • It is important to use pure dark maple syrup for this and not breakfast syrup. This will help with the colour of the glaze and also with flavour. Regular syrup does not have the depth of caramelly goodness we need.
  • We think that this recipe is best over spice flavored baked donuts. This choice will help bring out the greatness of the maple. Sally uses brown sugar, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon in her recipe. The ones she makes are easy and fast to make, as they take less than 15 minutes to bake and the batter can be mixed by hand.
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It occurred to us that you could maybe add some crispy bacon bits on top of the glaze while it still has not set. The saltiness in the bacon will elevate the experience to a whole other level.

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