Cooked Orange Glaze

Coffee Cake with orange glaze
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  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1-1/4 Cups

This Orange Glaze Recipe uses fresh oranges so you don't have to compromise on flavor. It's a great glaze for this Orange Coffee Cake, but you'll quickly find that it also works well with pound cakes and even your favorite angel food cake

Keep in mind that this recipe asks for you to cook the glaze. 


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium orange
  • less than 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter.

  2. While butter is melting, zest orange. Set aside.

  3. Juice orange into measuring cup. Add enough orange juice to make total 1/3 cup juice.

  4. Add sugar and juice to butter. Stir together.

  5. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Serve on Orange Coffee Cake.