Simple Orange Glaze Recipe -
Simple Orange Glaze Recipe
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Simple Orange Glaze

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"This glaze is fresh and delicious. It uses real orange juice, not the stuff out of the container. It adds a real nice kick to angel food cake or any kind of loaf cake."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Whisk sugar with orange zest and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2011

Very simple and fresh tasting. I did add about a tablespoon of melted butter only because powdered sugar can have a chalky-like under tone with too few ingredients. This was perfect as a glaze over a deep chocolate cake.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 24, 2013

The recipe is on to something but it needs work: The addition of butter is critical since without it the glaze lacks body. Plus, as stated above, much more juice is needed to achieve a glaze consistency.

Dec 24, 2009

Great easy recipe to have on hand. I like a strong orange kick, so I added 1/2 teaspoon of finely grated rind. Ended up having to add 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Goes well on cranberry orange nut bread.

Apr 29, 2009

The name of this recipe says it all--it's a simple, fresh orange glaze. I made this to go on Big Soft Ginger Cookies (also on this site), and the combination was wonderful. I had to use a bit more orange juice to get the right consistency for drizzling on cookies, but the results were perfect. This is a nice glaze to have on hand for a variety of uses.

Apr 29, 2012

Very good!!!! I used 3 tablespoons fresh "red" orange juice..used it to glaze a carrot cake,I prefer this to cream cheese frosting!!!

Jun 05, 2009

This is really good for a simple orange glaze - and it's all fresh and super easy to make! I ended up needing considerably more orange juice also, a little less than the juice from half of the orange I was using, to get the drizzly consistency I was looking for. But this was awesome!

Dec 01, 2010

You're going to need more orange juice! I did 1 cup confectioner's, about 1/2 teaspoon zest and 3 tablespoons juice.

Dec 21, 2009

This glaze was wonderful. I used it for the Cranberry Nut Bread I on this site, great combination. I liked the glaze very much and would use it again for other things like cookies or breakfast rolls. Thanks so much!


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  • Calories
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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