Butterscotch Icing

    10 minutes

    This icing has a light butterscotch colour and a subtle maple flavour. Great for spice cakes or plain cakes.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup cold water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons light golden syrup
    • 1 teaspoon maple flavoured essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Put egg whites, brown sugar, water and syrup in top of double boiler. Beat until mixed well. Place over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with electric beater while it cooks for 7 minutes or until it will stand in peaks when beater is raised. Remove from heat. Add maple flavouring. Beat.

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    Absolutely delicious. My husband's grandmother used to make this icing over chocolate cupcakes when he was a very young child. She used vanilla instead of maple extract. Then she topped them with a chocolate rosebud. I surprised him by making the same cake recipe, and icing them with this icing. When he saw the cupcakes he had tears in his eyes and gave me a huge hug. Then he devoured lots of them in a short sitting and for days after! I found it was easier to just dip the cupcakes in the icing as opposed to spreading it on- it gave the cupcakes a smooth look. This tastes silky and soft and like caramel. It's just so delicious I see why it was a favorite of my hubby's family. Highly recommended over chocolate cake- the flavors were meant for each other!  -  19 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this is amazing! It was just what I was looking for. I replaced the maple extract with baileys(3tbls). It was so good  -  05 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Worked like a charm. I replaced the vanilla with cola flavoring to use on top of a cola cake. Excellent texture.  -  13 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)