Classic Glaze Icing Recipe.

This classic glaze icing recipe is a staple in our home and a simple one you should know how to make along with a handful of other frostings. This powder sugar filled frosting alternative is perfect for cinnamon rolls, pound cake, sugar cookies and more!

You can never go wrong with a good glaze. Be it on doughnuts or a cake, a simple glaze icing adds just the right amount of sweetness to make anyone a “dessert person.” I love when it’s liquid-like but also when it has hardened to a thin, crispy shell to coat.

Glaze icing Ingredients by heirloomed

Glaze icing is honestly the easiest dessert topping to make. It only calls for a few ingredients and just takes a few stirs to get it perfectly. I always remember my mom making this in the mornings to ice her homemade cinnamon rolls, my favorite!

Glaze Icing by heirloomed
Glaze icing by heirloomed

Classic Glaze Icing.

Yield: Cake Topping
Author: heirloomed
This glaze icing recipe is the perfect sweet treat to top a classic pound cake.


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, be sure to remove any lumps
  • 1/2 cup milk (you may not end up using all of it)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract


How to cook Classic Glaze Icing.

  1. Fill a small mixing bowl with the sugar.
  2. Slowly stir in the milk, just a little at a time.
  3. Add in vanilla, and more milk as needed.
  4.  Stir until mixture is a smooth, pourable glaze.
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Glaze icing by heirloomed
Glaze icing and pound cake by heirloomed

I recently made this glaze to top a pound cake I was making. It added to perfect amount of sweetness and moisture to my pound cake. I’d love to know your favorite recipes to use a glaze icing for. let me know in the comments below.


sour cream pound cake covered in sweet glaze icing



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