The best glaze recipe - perfect for cakes, donuts and more!

Basic Glaze Recipe

You know the saying, "the icing on the cake"? Well, it's just as important, if not more important than the cake itself. This basic glaze recipe never disappoints. It's perfect for topping pound cake, angel cake, bundt cake and even doughnuts!  It requires just 4 staple ingredients and less than 5 minutes of time to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, easy recipe, frosting, glaze, icing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 219 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream {can substitute milk}


  1. Combine ingredients, beat on medium until smooth. Warm in microwave 30 seconds to make it a pourable glaze for easy topping.
Nutrition Facts
Basic Glaze Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 63mg3%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 35g39%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Calcium 5mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.