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Powdered Sugar Glaze (Vanilla Cake Glaze)

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Quick and easy easy powdered sugar glaze recipe, homemade with 3 simple ingredients: powdered sugar, milk, vanilla. Dries semi-hard. Perfect for drizzling on cakes, especially bundt cakes, cupcakes, donuts, cookies and other baked desserts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword drizzle icing, glaze icing, vanilla icing
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 cup
Calories 963
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 2 cups Powdered sugar Sifted
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk Whole or 2%, Can also use heavy cream or half and half or evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract Use clear extract to prevent icing discoloration


  • In a medium size mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and whisk until mixture is smooth and glossy.
  • Start with 2 tbsp milk and add more to thin out the glaze to your preference. If icing is too thin, mix in some more powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle it on top of your cakes or other baked goods and enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and will have to whisked again, prior to being used. 


Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 241g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 237g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg