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Easy Lemon Glaze or Lemon Drizzle Icing in Glass Cup on Rustic Wood Background

Lemon Glaze For Cake (Lemon Drizzle Icing)

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Quick, easy lemon glaze for cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. This lemon drizzle icing is full of fresh sour lemon juice, zest, butter, powdered sugar. Dries semi-hard on pound cakes, bundt cakes, cookies, muffins, scones.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword drizzle icing, homemade glaze
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1043
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 2 cups Powdered sugar Sifted
  • 1 tbsp Butter Salted, Melted
  • 2-4 tbsp Lemon juice Freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon extract
  • 2 tsp Lemon zest Can replace half the amount with lime zest for an added flavor


  • In a large mixing bowl, add sifted powdered sugar, melted butter, lemon juice, lemon extract, lemon zest and whisk it altogether until glaze is smooth and glossy.
  • Start with 2 tbsp lemon juice 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 cool 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 but will have to whisked again, prior to being used.


Calories: 1043kcal | Carbohydrates: 242g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 236g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg