I know the icing you are talking about. The maple iced donuts are my 7 year-old's favorite.
Maple icing for donuts:
2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon maple extract
In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons milk; stir well. Add additional milk to reach desired consistency. Stir in maple extract.
Yield: 1 cup icing
For the donuts, here's a link to a post on this site that I found useful before:
I liked this recipe because it used butter instead of the usually called for shortening.
Maple Icing for donuts
• 1 cup brown sugar (light, dark or mixed) • 1/2 cup butter, room temp • 1/4 cup milk • 2 cups powdered sugar • 2 teaspoons maple flavoring or to taste
• In a medium saucepan, add 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar and bring it to a boil. Once it starts bubbling, add in the 1/4 cup of milk and bring up to a boil, stirring frequently to create an even mixture. As soon as it starts boiling again, remove the pot from heat and add in the powdered sugar and maple flavoring. Beat with a wooden spoon until it is smooth. This is a fast setting icing. If it begins to set, I stir it rapidly again. Enjoy!
answered 02 Jul '12, 21:44