Maple Glaze for Doughnuts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 cup

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Cider doughnuts are a tradition in Vermont, but here in Texas, we love maple flavors, too. Our maple glaze of choice features delicious maple syrup. —Barbara Elliott, Tyler, Texas
Maple Glaze for Doughnuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring


  1. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients until smooth.
Maple Glaze Tips

What kind of doughnuts should you dip in maple glaze?

This maple glaze can be used on any type of doughnut—old-fashioned, cake, baked or fried. After making the doughnuts, wait until they are cool enough to handle. Dip them in the glaze and place them on racks. The glaze will harden within a few minutes. Like with chocolate glaze for doughnuts, you can add sprinkles or nuts before the glaze hardens, if desired.

How else can you use maple glaze?

Maple glaze is an all-purpose glaze that adds color, sweetness and an attractive shine to all types of pastry recipes. Try drizzling it over cakes, turnovers, scones, scones, cream puffs, fruit tarts or cinnamon rolls.

How do you store maple glaze?

Commercial confectioners’ sugar contains cornstarch, which causes this maple glaze to harden as it sits. It’s really best to use it right after mixing. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator. Bring the glaze to room temperature and whisk it vigorously to remove any clumps, adding additional milk if needed.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

4 teaspoons: 89 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.