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Cake Glaze Recipe

5 MINUTES to a PERFECT, TART & SWEET BEAUTIFUL SHINY Cake Glaze Recipe! The BEST Icing for any pound cake, cookie or even works as a fruit dip! 

A view into the cut pound cake with glaze dripping down the side

Cake Glaze Recipe

Why This Recipe Works…

  1. EASY
  2. FAST
  3. Has a SECRET ingredient that makes the tanginess POP! 

This Is How It’s Done…

STEP 1.  Mix Ingredients.

Mix all the ingredients together…

mixing cake glaze ingredients together with a whisk

STEP 2. Pour Over Cake.

Pour Over the cake and allow to drizzle down the sides.

liquid measuring cup pouring cake glaze over the top of the cake

How To Make Cake Glaze.

Mix Confectioners Sugar, lemon juice, melted butter, zest and extracts together well until blended smoothly. Pour over the Cake. 

What Do I Serve With This Cake Glaze? 

You can put this cake glaze on all kinds of cakes! Try it on Kentucky Butter Cake, Mamaw’s Lemon Pound Cake Recipe and Easy Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)…

How Do I Add EVEN MORE lemon flavor to my Cake Glaze Recipe?

Add MORE lemon Zest! This way you won’t water down your glaze and the bright citrus pop will be there! 

PRO TIP:  Add a little more lime zest and you won’t be disappointed! 

My Cake Glaze Recipe Seems TOO THIN, What Do I Do? 

If your glaze is too thin, just add a little more powdered sugar and stir. Do this until it is as thick as you prefer. 

Remember, it will thicken slightly after you put it on the cake. 

What Is the Difference in an Icing and a Glaze? 

Icing is thicker than Glaze. Glaze is poured onto the cake and may stiffen slightly but won’t ever harden all the way.

How Do I Put This Glaze On my Buttermilk Cake? 

Watch the video below and you’ll see footage of me pouring it on a cake! OOoo, makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Pouring it on is the best way. 

Should A Mirror Glazed Cake Be Refrigerated? 

Yes, keep a mirror glazed cake in the fridge covered with plastic wrap and make sure the wrap doesn’t touch the glaze. 

How Do I Make a Frosting Glaze? 

Put your frosting in the microwave for about 10 seconds and then whip it very well. Spread it on the cake and refrigerate covered with plastic wrap. Do not allow the plastic wrap to touch the glaze. 

How Do I Make a Frosting For a Cake At Home? 

If you follow the recipe given below, you will have a nice light cake glaze for your home made cake. 

The side of the cake with glaze dripping down

Cake Glaze Recipe

TIPS & TRICKS for Cake Glaze Recipe

  • Mix up the glaze and then let it sit for a little bit to thicken slightly before pouring on the cake.
  • To keep the glaze more thick, make sure the cake is cooled all the way first. 
  • Want a little trick for a yummy base to your cake? Before turning the cake over onto the plate poke some smaller holes in the bottom of your cake (with a fork) and then slowly pour a little of the glaze into the holes. YUM! 
  • The glaze will seem very difficult to stir and mix together at first, just keep stirring, it will loosen up. 
  • To add more lemony flavor to your glaze, add MORE zest, that’s where the true flavor is! 
  • The pinch of salt added to your glaze perks up the flavor. 

PRO TIP:  If you enjoy the lemon and lime flavor together, next time try a little orange zest for a great triple threat! 

PRO TIP:  For glaze with zip, substitute buttermilk for the melted butter in the recipe. Gives a deep satisfying tang to the glaze. 

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Cake Glaze Recipe

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A view into the cut pound cake with glaze dripping down the side

Cake Glaze Recipe

5 MINUTES to a PERFECT, TART & SWEET BEAUTIFUL SHINY Cake Glaze Recipe! The BEST Icing for any pound cake, cookie or even works as a fruit dip!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake glaze recipe
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Mix: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 application
Calories: 1220kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbs butter melted
  • 1 Zest of Lemon
  • 1/2 Zest of Lime
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a large pyrex liquid measuring cup. It works best to mix with a fork or whisk.

Notes

  • Mix up the glaze and then let it sit for a little bit to thicken slightly before pouring on the cake.
  • To keep the glaze more thick, make sure the cake is cooled all the way first.
  • Want a little trick for a yummy base to your cake? Before turning the cake over onto the plate poke some smaller holes in the bottom of your cake (with a fork) and then slowly pour a little of the glaze into the holes. YUM!
  • The glaze will seem very difficult to stir and mix together at first, just keep stirring, it will loosen up.
  • To add more lemony flavor to your glaze, add MORE zest, that’s where the true flavor is!
  • The pinch of salt added to your glaze perks up the flavor.
PRO TIP: If you enjoy the lemon and lime flavor together, next time try a little orange zest for a great triple threat!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cake Glaze Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1220 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 251mg10%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 262g87%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 241g268%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 710IU14%
Vitamin C 100mg121%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Numbers 6: 24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace

3 John: 1-2

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Moxie

Friday 27th of September 2019

Best Cake Glaze on the internet!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 27th of September 2019

Thanks! :)

Mechelle

Friday 20th of September 2019

Looks lovely!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 20th of September 2019

Hi Mechelle! Thanks for leaving a comment!

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