Liquid smoke gives this maple frosting a unique twist.
Makes approximately 3 cups.
Smokey Maple Frosting
1/2 cup Shortening
1/4 cup Margarine
2 cups Icing Sugar
2 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp Maple Extract
1/4 tsp Salt
2 – 4 dashes of Liquid Smoke (I used 3 dashes)
Beat the shortening and margarine together until thoroughly combined and creamy.
Sift the sugar if lumpy. Add half the sugar and beat until combined. Add the remaining sugar, beating well (about 2 minutes).
Add maple syrup, extract, and salt. Beat until light and creamy (3 – 5 minutes).
Add 1 dash of liquid smoke, beat in thoroughly, taste. Repeat until desired smokiness has been reached… It’s important to add only 1 dash of liquid smoke at a time. Add too much, and your frosting may end up tasting like a campfire log.