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How To Make a Basic Cake Glaze

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Glazed Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes With Glaze

Photo: Diana Rattray

Here's an easy basic glaze for a tube cake, bundt cake, or coffee cake.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Melt 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of butter in a saucepan or microwave.
  2. Sift 2 cups of powdered sugar into a medium size bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter to the powdered sugar.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of milk.
  5. If desired, add 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla for flavor.
  6. Beat until smooth and creamy, adding a little more milk if necessary.
  7. Drizzle over a cooled cake.

Tips:

  1. For a richer and creamier glaze, use heavy cream in place of the milk.
  2. Substitute citrus juice for the milk and add a little grated zest for a citrus glaze.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk, or more
  • extract/flavoring

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