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A slice of cake covered in glaze icing

Glaze Icing

This glaze icing recipe, also referred to as cake glaze by many, is a mere two ingredient recipe that is absolutely easy to make. It adds that extra little oomph to desserts in just a drizzle form and also works wonders as a cake covering.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Glaze Icing
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 170 g
Author: Priya Maha


  • 170 g icing sugar sifted
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 10 drops of lemon juice optional
  • food coloring optional


  • Place icing sugar in a heatproof bowl. Add hot water to the icing and stir.
  • Whisk until mixture is smooth and lump-free.
  • Add lemon juice and coloring (optional) and stir well. Remove from heat and use immediately to prevent the icing from crusting.
  • This amount is sufficient to coat the top of an 8 inch round cake.


Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg