Indulge your sweet tooth with this Easy Honey Glaze that effortlessly elevates your desserts to new heights! This easy-to-make glaze combines the flavors of rich honey and aromatic cinnamon, creating a balance of flavors perfect for drizzling over a moist bundt cake or any comforting treat!
A glaze is like the crowning jewel of any dessert, adding a glossy, flavorful layer that takes it from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s the final touch that brings everything together! Dessert glazes can be made in many different flavors, from classic vanilla glaze to a spiced cinnamon glaze and even a maple glaze!
Not only does this honey icing deliver on taste, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can have a velvety glaze for dessert. As a trained professional baker who loves to make simple yet impressive desserts, I’m telling you, don’t skimp on this one!
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS RECIPE
- It’s so quick to make!!
- There’s no way to mess it up. Read how to thicken frosting quickly for all my tips!
- Honey glaze can be used in many different ways. Imagine drizzling it over warm pancakes or waffles for a decadent breakfast treat or even using it as a dip for fresh fruit skewers. The possibilities are endless!
- Powdered Sugar – Also known as confectioners’ sugar, is used in this recipe to create a smooth and creamy texture for the honey glaze, along with additional sweetness.
- Honey – Brings a depth of taste, enhancing the overall richness of the glaze. The honey also contributes to the smooth consistency and glossy appearance.
- Ground Cinnamon – Infuses the glaze with a warm and comforting subtle spiciness, creating a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the other ingredients. The amount of ground cinnamon used can be adjusted according to personal preference.
- Milk – Helps thin out the glaze slightly, making it easier to drizzle over the desserts. The milk also adds a touch of richness, complementing the other flavors in the glaze. However, if preferred, water can be used as a substitute to achieve a similar consistency and texture.
HOW TO MAKE HONEY GLAZE FOR CAKE
Measure ingredients: Measure out the honey, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk. Add them to a small mixing bowl.
Whisk until combined: Use a whisk to stir the ingredients until fully combined.
Adjust consistency: To thin out, add milk or water one teaspoon at a time. Or to thicken, add powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Drizzle: Use a spoon or fork to drizzle over a cooled bundt cake or your favorite dessert. Let the glaze harden. Enjoy!
TIPS FOR RECIPE SUCCESS
- Sift the powdered sugar before using it in the glaze to ensure a smooth and lump-free consistency.
- Use high-quality honey for the best flavor. Locally sourced or raw honey can provide a unique and more intense flavor experience.
- Adjust the amount of ground cinnamon according to your personal preference. Start with the smaller amount and gradually add more if you desire a stronger cinnamon flavor. Remember, a little goes a long way!
- When whisking the glaze, start with a smaller amount of milk or water and gradually add more as needed to achieve your desired consistency. The glaze should be pourable but not too thin. If it becomes too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar to thicken it up.
- For a professional presentation, allow the cake to cool completely before drizzling the glaze. This will prevent the glaze from melting or absorbing too quickly into the cake.
This glaze makes enough to frost 1 bundt cake.
Storing and freezing are not recommended because the icing hardens quickly. It’s best to make this glaze right before you are drizzling on the cake or dessert.
Can I use granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar for the glaze?
No. Granulated sugar does not dissolve the way powdered sugar does.
Can I substitute maple syrup or another sweetener for honey?
While honey is the recommended sweetener for this glaze, you can experiment with other liquid sweeteners such as maple syrup. However, keep in mind that it may alter the flavor profile.
Can I make honey glaze ahead of time and store it?
No because it will harden and wont be pourable.
MORE EASY GLAZE RECIPES
Easy Honey Glaze For Cakes
- 1 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon more or less to taste
- 1 tbsp Milk or water
- In a small bowl combine the 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp honey, ¼-½ tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp milk.
- Whisk until combined.
- Drizzle over cooled bundt cake.