Here's an icing that tastes great on a nut cake or try it on a plain yellow or chocolate cake, yummy! Increase the amount of maple essence (gradually!) to suit your taste.
It's so interesting, after looking over some of the reviews, to see how tastebuds and preferences differ. I'll weigh in here by declaring this frosting too sweet and too maple-y. I added more butter, nearly another quarter cup, and wished I could take out half the maple extract - a quarter teaspoon would have been fine. I used this to frost "Maple Nut Cake," also from this site. - 20 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
WOW! This is one of the best frostings I have ever tasted! I made it to frost a Maple Nut Cake I made last night(also found on this site) and it was truly divine. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. - 24 Jun 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
this is excellent on banana pecan cakes but i would adjust the maple according to taste for those who don't care for a strong maple flavor or for those who think it doesn't taste enough like maple. - 26 Jan 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)