One Minute Easy Maple Glaze For Cake
With just three ingredients and less than a minute of prep time, this One Minute Easy Maple Glaze adds a sweet, rich maple flavor to your favorite cake. Whether you’re looking to top a holiday dessert or spice up some breakfast treats, this maple drizzle is the perfect finishing touch!
With its rich, sweet flavor and silky texture, this easy maple glaze is the perfect way to take your favorite baked goods to the next level!
Not only is this maple glaze incredibly delicious, but it’s also incredibly easy to make! With just three simple ingredients: maple syrup, milk, and sugar, and less than a minute of prep time, you can whip up a batch of this maple drizzle in no time.
As a professional baker and someone who has taught many baking classes- I’m telling you this recipe is foolproof and perfect for anyone looking to add a little something extra to their desserts. Even if they are beginners!
Use this simple maple drizzle to top a gingerbread bundt cake, add it over some freshly baked gingerbread biscotti, or even over apple coffee cake! No matter how you use it, this easy glaze with maple flavor is the best way to elevate any sweet treat.
Also, you can make this as thick or as thin as you like it. Learn how to thicken frosting quickly.
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS RECIPE
- Not only is it incredibly simple to make, but it’s rich, sweet, and has a wonderful warming maple flavor.
- It only has 3 ingredients! It could not be easier!
- Drizzle this on top of bundt cakes, muffins, or coffee cake!
- You can control the texture by using more or less milk to make it fit any dessert you choose.
- Confectioners Sugar – Also known as powdered sugar, confectioners sugar is a key ingredient in this maple glaze recipe. It provides the sweetness and texture needed to create a smooth, silky glaze that drizzles perfectly over your desserts.
- Maple Syrup – The star ingredient in this recipe, maple syrup adds a rich, sweet flavor to the glaze that perfectly complements the sweetness of the confectioner’s sugar. It also gives the glaze a beautiful golden color, making it even more appealing.
- Milk or Cream – Used to thin out the glaze and create a smooth, pourable consistency. It also helps to balance out the sweetness of the confectioner’s sugar and maple syrup, creating a perfectly balanced glaze that is not too thick or too sweet.
HOW TO MAKE MAPLE GLAZE IN ONE MINUTE
Measure out the ingredients: Measure out the confectioner’s sugar, maple syrup, and milk or cream and add them into a medium bowl.
Mix: Use a whisk to mix all of the ingredients together until you have formed a smooth glaze with no lumps.
Adjust consistency: Depending on the type of dessert you are using, you may need to adjust the consistency of your glaze. If it is too thick, add a bit more milk or cream; if it is too thin, add a bit more confectioners sugar.
Drizzle: Immediately drizzle over your cake using a spoon or measuring cup.
TIPS FOR RECIPE SUCCESS
- Sift the confectioner’s sugar before using it in the recipe to ensure that there are no lumps or clumps. This will help create a smooth, consistent texture for your glaze.
- Make this glaze in a measuring cup to easily frost right away.
- Learn the proper way to thicken frosting quickly. Add the milk or cream gradually, one teaspoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency. This will help prevent the glaze from becoming too thin or watery, which can make it difficult to drizzle or spread over your desserts.
- This icing will firm and harden up quickly so make sure to make it right before you plan to ice the cake.
STORAGE AND FREEZING
Storing: I don’t recommend storing this as it will harden quickly. Rather, make it right before you plan on frosting the cake. If you absolutely need to store it, put it in an airtight container and place a damp paper towel on the top of the container (not touching the icing) then cover. Mix before frosting.
Freezing: Not recommended, as freezing can cause the texture of the glaze to change, making it grainy or separating the ingredients.
What is the best type of maple syrup to use for maple glaze?
The best type of maple syrup to use for maple glaze is pure maple syrup. Look for pure maple syrup that is labeled Grade A, as this is the highest quality and has the most consistent flavor profile. Avoid using pancake syrup or other artificial syrups, as these may contain corn syrup and other ingredients that can affect the flavor and texture of your glaze.
Can I use granulated sugar instead of confectioners sugar?
It’s not recommended to use granulated sugar in this recipe, as it can leave a gritty texture in the glaze. Confectioners sugar is finely ground and dissolves more easily, creating a smoother texture for the glaze.
How do I know if the glaze is the right consistency?
The consistency of the glaze should be pourable and drizzle easily over your desserts but not so thin that it runs off completely. If the glaze is too thick, add a bit more milk or cream to thin it out. If it’s too thin, add more confectioners sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
WAYS TO ENJOY
- Drizzle on top of your favorite Cinnamon Rolls.
- Ice on top of Gingersnap Cookies.
- Makes a great topping for Coffee Cake Muffins.
- Use it as a garnish inside a cup of Vanilla Iced Coffee.
One Minute Easy Maple Glaze For Cake
- ⅔ cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp milk, or cream
- Combine the ⅔ cup confectioners sugar with the 2 tsp maple syrup and 1 tsp cream.
- Mix well with a whisk until smooth adding milk or cream if needed.
- Pour over cooled cake or dessert.