Maple Cream Cheese Frosting


  • ½ 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients with a hand mixer for 5 minutes, or until well blended.

Birthday Cake for Jesus: To assemble the cake featured here, prepare 5 batches of Multigrain Pancakes batter (recipe here). For the foundation, make the largest pancake your griddle allows. It may take two spatulas to flip the larger pancakes. Make 13 more pancakes, reducing each in size by 1 inch in diameter. Cool pancakes. Place the largest pancake on a platter and spread it with 3 heaping tablespoons of Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Center the next smallest pancake on top of the first pancake. Add frosting to second pancake at about the same thickness as the frosting on the first pancake. Repeat, placing next smallest pancakes in order and adding frosting to each layer as the cake rises. Add stability by pushing 3 wood skewers vertically through the stack, spacing them evenly around the pancake stack.