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Quick Glaze

Quick Glaze

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006


  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and 1 to 2 teaspoons water until a smooth but thick glaze forms (too thin a glaze will be absorbed by the cake). Place a piece of waxed paper under cooling rack for easy cleanup. Spoon glaze back and forth over cake, forming a pattern. Keep cake on cooling rack until glaze is set, 15 to 20 minutes.

Reviews (1)

  • LisaJ816 15 Oct, 2012

    Perhaps I added a little too much water, but my glaze didn't end up as thick and opaque as it did in the picture. Instead, I drizzled it over the carrot cake and it simply got absorbed into the cake itself. It added a nice bit of sweetness on the top, but visually, it was sort of dull. Were I to make the cake again, I'd probably just go for a dusting of powdered sugar -- no concern about it coming together or hardening.

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