This glaze is fresh and delicious. It uses real orange juice, not the stuff out of the container. It adds a real nice kick to angel food cake or any kind of loaf cake.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk sugar with orange zest and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

62 calories; carbohydrates 15.8g. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (52)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2011
Very simple and fresh tasting. I did add about a tablespoon of melted butter only because powdered sugar can have a chalky-like under tone with too few ingredients. This was perfect as a glaze over a deep chocolate cake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2013
The recipe is on to something but it needs work: The addition of butter is critical since without it the glaze lacks body. Plus as stated above much more juice is needed to achieve a glaze consistency. Read More
(6)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2011
Very simple and fresh tasting. I did add about a tablespoon of melted butter only because powdered sugar can have a chalky-like under tone with too few ingredients. This was perfect as a glaze over a deep chocolate cake. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2009
Great easy recipe to have on hand. I like a strong orange kick so I added 1/2 teaspoon of finely grated rind. Ended up having to add 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Goes well on cranberry orange nut bread. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2009
The name of this recipe says it all--it's a simple, fresh orange glaze. I made this to go on Big Soft Ginger Cookies (also on this site), and the combination was wonderful. I had to use a bit more orange juice to get the right consistency for drizzling on cookies, but the results were perfect. This is a nice glaze to have on hand for a variety of uses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2012
Very good!!!! I used 3 tablespoons fresh "red" orange juice..used it to glaze a carrot cake I prefer this to cream cheese frosting!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2009
This is really good for a simple orange glaze - and it's all fresh and super easy to make! I ended up needing considerably more orange juice also a little less than the juice from half of the orange I was using to get the drizzly consistency I was looking for. But this was awesome! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2010
You're going to need more orange juice! I did 1 cup confectioner's about 1/2 teaspoon zest and 3 tablespoons juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2011
this glaze was used in a cake from this site called too much chocolate cake...(LOL No such thing as too much chocolate).Any way the combination of chocolate and orange flavors goes wayyyyyy back and this was a perfect topping. many have asked for this recipie and I always steer them here. Will make this again...and again...and again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2012
I have used this sooo many times.... and it is perfect. Adjust the sugar or juice to make it as thin or thick as needed. This time I replaced the orange zest and juice with lemon. I have also done lime. Love it! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
This glaze was wonderful. I used it for the Cranberry Nut Bread I on this site great combination. I liked the glaze very much and would use it again for other things like cookies or breakfast rolls. Thanks so much! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2013
The recipe is on to something but it needs work: The addition of butter is critical since without it the glaze lacks body. Plus as stated above much more juice is needed to achieve a glaze consistency. Read More
(6)
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