Rating: 3.19 stars
1011 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 191
  • 4 star values: 192
  • 3 star values: 335
  • 2 star values: 206
  • 1 star values: 87

Use this lemon glaze with our Glazed Lemon Pound Cake.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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Reviews (17)

1011 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 191
  • 4 star values: 192
  • 3 star values: 335
  • 2 star values: 206
  • 1 star values: 87
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2019
Perfectly smooth and tart. Perfect amount for a bundt cake.
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2019
It was exactly what I was looking for! Perfect proportions, texture and amount for my creation! Thank you, Martha!
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2019
I'm truly unsure why exactly this recipe, after over 1000 reviews only has 5 stars? This is perplexing since this is a recipe that's been around since cake glazes were a thing! Glazes are not creamy, buttery frostings, they're instead tangy and light in comparison. You don't need milk, never butter, just simply two ingredients, so I have no idea why the down votes. This is an original, go-to favourite in our house, and a perfect compliment to a Poppyseed Spice Cake. 5 stars!
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Rating: Unrated
02/03/2013
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.
Rating: Unrated
07/18/2012
Great glaze! With no lemons on hand, I went easy on the concentrate and only used 3 tablespoons instead of 4. Tastes yummy.
Rating: Unrated
03/15/2012
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!
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Rating: Unrated
02/14/2012
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 it....no bottled juice or concentrate. i also added grated rind which is really really good on the pound cake. Delicious!
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2010
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.
Rating: Unrated
02/06/2009
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.
Rating: Unrated
02/06/2009
Pay no attention to the previous comment; I would not take a big spoonful and eat it, but it is excellent on coffee cake.
Rating: Unrated
09/15/2008
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.
Rating: Unrated
07/19/2008
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.
Rating: Unrated
05/26/2008
I'm making this recipe right now and will post back with how it came out!
Rating: Unrated
05/20/2008
Ina of Barefoot , in her book, acknowledged she got her recipe from Martha
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05/20/2008
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!
Rating: Unrated
04/10/2008
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
Rating: Unrated
04/08/2008
I think you should have a look at The Barefoot Contessa "PARTIES" Lemon Cake. Looks identical to me!!!.