Orange Glaze for Cake

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Ratings (11)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups of icing (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1230 Calories
24g Fat
260g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

An orange glaze recipe, a cooked spreadable icing recipe made with cornstarch and orange juice, along with granulated sugar and lemon juice.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup orange juice (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons ​​orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan.

  2. Add lemon and orange juices slowly and stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients.

  3. Cook, stirring frequently, over low heat until thick and glossy.

  4. Cool; spread on cake. Recipe can be doubled.

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