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Lemon Glaze for Glazed Lemon Pound Cake


Use this glaze with our Glazed Lemon Pound Cake.

  • Yield: Makes 3/4 cup
Lemon Glaze

Photography: Lisa Cohen

Source: Everyday Food, May 2005


  • 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.

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  • Kirsty Taylor
    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.
  • Country Cook
    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.
  • LittleRedFrog
    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. YUM!
  • 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. Delicious!
  • MS10917449
    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!