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.

ingredients:

  • 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

instructions:

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.


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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

If I must admit, I am almost always team ‘vanilla’ when it comes to choosing from a selection of sweets. But I mean, who doesn’t love a truly classic chocolate dessert?

There is none more classic than a homemade Chocolate Cake, and what better to top it off with than a classic Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. There is just something so beautifully simple + fulfilling about this quintessential dessert favorite. And if you’re hoping to celebrate a birthday or special occasion for a chocolate-lover then you’ve hit on the perfect recipe here.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe by heirloomed

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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This classic Chocolate Buttercream Frosting goes perfectly with our homemade Chocolate Cake.

ingredients:

For the Frosting
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 / 4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. Sift sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl. In another bowl combine 1 cup of sugar mixture with butter and 1 tablespoon cream, beating until smooth. Add another cup of sugar and another tablespoon of cream, beating well. Continue until all ingredients are combined and frosting is fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Spread frosting on top of one round. Top with second round and cover top and sides completely with frosting.
  2. For another classic frosting recipe, Cream Cheese Frosting, click here
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Chocolate Cake + Frosting by heirloomed

This recipe pairs just perfectly with my Grandmother’s go-to for a Classic Chocolate Cake, so be sure to pop over to make them both. And, if you must make a double batch of frosting for some extra dollops and tastings, not to worry. I won’t judge.


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