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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!
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Mix1 min
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake glaze recipe
Servings: 1 application
Calories: 1220kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $2


  • Liquid Measuring Cup
  • Microplane
  • Whisk or fork


  • 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


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



  • 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!


Calories: 1220kcal | Carbohydrates: 262g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 241g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg