2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cuppowdered sugar
1 cupmaple syrup
2 teaspoonsvanilla extract
1/4 teaspoonkosher salt
Makes:2 2/3 cups
This intensely flavored maple-syrup frosting is a natural pairing with apple cupcakes but would add a hint of fall to almost any sweet.
Game plan: To revive the chilled frosting, let it come to room temperature, place it in the bowl of a stand mixer, and whip with a whisk attachment until light in color, fluffy, and fully incorporated.