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Lemon Glaze

  • Yield: Makes 3/4 cup
Lemon Glaze

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup; stir in lemon juice (glaze should be thick, yet pourable). Add more sugar or lemon juice, as necessary, to achieve desired consistency.

Reviews (14)

  • kirstywatergirl 3 Feb, 2013

    This recipe was pretty good. Maybe not exactly what I was looking for, but it turned out pretty all right. I made Rice Krispy treats and thought that a lemon glaze sounded good. They taste amazing with this glaze.

  • prestridge6 18 Jul, 2012

    Great glaze! With no lemons on hand, I went easy on the concentrate and only used 3 tablespoons instead of 4. Tastes yummy.

  • lanounifa 15 Mar, 2012

    This is WONDERFUL! So good on a spoon and nothing else!
    Spread it on the Glazed Lemon Pound Cake and it was simply gorgeous.

  • starrdusk 14 Feb, 2012

    wildduck and kimmarandmark, i am going to have to disagree with both of you. I just ate a teaspoon of this glaze and, oh my godd...straight from the bowl is the perfect way to enjoy a valentines day!
    I am thinking that the fresh lemon is what does bottled juice or concentrate. i also added grated rind which is really really good on the pound cake.

  • wildduck 9 Mar, 2010

    I agree with kimmarandmark. Store bought is artificial so the commenter is obviously not use to the taste of the real thing. I have had both and the taste is stronger so I could see where maybe it was too over whelming for foodlover2. My husband grew up in the 40's and 50's and a store bought cake was such a treat he learned to prefer a white frosted bakery cake over homemade because they couldn't afford them as a child. A store bought then became something to look forward too.

  • kimmarandmark 6 Feb, 2009

    Pay no attention to the previous comment, I would not take a big spoonful and eat it, a little tart, But this is excellent on top of coffee cake. I use it all the time.

  • kimmarandmark 6 Feb, 2009

    Pay no attention to the previous comment; I would not take a big spoonful and eat it, but it is excellent on coffee cake.

  • foodlover2 15 Sep, 2008

    Gross. Taste was awful. So unlike the icing on the lemon bundt in a bakery. Can't believe Martha would put her name on this.

  • kat0711 19 Jul, 2008

    This is sooo delicious. I didn't think something so simple could taste so incredible but it just tastes fresh and perfect. I'm about to make it again with the poundcake which was also incredible.

  • mmerh0528 26 May, 2008

    I'm making this recipe right now and will post back with how it came out!

  • chefem 20 May, 2008

    Ina of Barefoot , in her book, acknowledged she got her recipe from Martha

  • jenniferwest 20 May, 2008

    Martha had lemon glazed cupcakes- in her Everday Food- I made them and they were delicious !!! I couldn't stop eating them! This recipie looks similar, except in a loaf pan- I highly recommend the recipie!

  • theglitteratii 10 Apr, 2008

    Since Martha and Ina are friends, maybe it is! I love Ina's recipes too. She has been generous enough to share several of them with Martha and the website.... like her scones....mmmmm

  • gvmaker 8 Apr, 2008

    I think you should have a look at The Barefoot Contessa "PARTIES" Lemon Cake. Looks identical to me!!!.

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