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Old 03-26-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Glaze for a Coffee Cake???

I haven't made/had a coffee cake in a long while. I happened to mention it to my daughter and she gave me a recipe she got from a friend for a sour cream coffee cake.

Upon reading the recipe, I realized there is no glaze included. After a quick search for coffee cake glazes, I came up with the following:

This first one seems more common:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Then I came across this one:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk, or more
  • extract/flavoring

Which one do I use? What difference does the butter make in the icing recipe. I'm just looking for a white icing to drizzle over the finished cake.

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Old 03-26-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Ok. The first one will give you a 'Drizzle' type GLAZE but the second one with the butter will be thicker, richer and one that is often used as a cake filling as well as a topping
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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Use the firsat recipe, and if you want a hard instead of soft glaze, use water instead of milk
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
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I'd do the first one if you just want a drizzle glaze. Of course you could always zing it up if you use 3 TBSP lemon juice and 2/3 cup icing sugar.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:51 PM   #5
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I haven't made/had a coffee cake in a long while. I happened to mention it to my daughter and she gave me a recipe she got from a friend for a sour cream coffee cake.

Upon reading the recipe, I realized there is no glaze included. After a quick search for coffee cake glazes, I came up with the following:

This first one seems more common:

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Then I came across this one:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk, or more
  • extract/flavoring
Which one do I use? What difference does the butter make in the icing recipe. I'm just looking for a white icing to drizzle over the finished cake.

If you help me, I'll make the extra effort to click three different buttons so I can thank you.
The second is more of a butter icing to top the cake or to sandwich layers (or both) of a cake, The first looks like thick runny icing to pour on top of the cake and, if you like, let it dribble down the sides like this
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:00 PM   #6
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I'd do the first one if you just want a drizzle glaze. Of course you could always zing it up if you use 3 TBSP lemon juice and 2/3 cup icing sugar.


Gee, why didn't I think of that??
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The second is more of a butter icing to top the cake or to sandwich layers (or both) of a cake, The first looks like thick runny icing to pour on top of the cake and, if you like, let it dribble down the sides like this
That was my very first thought.
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If I just need a drizzle, I cheat. I keep a container of frosting in the freezer. When a drizzle is called for, I scoop out about 2 heaping tablespoons, place it in a microwavable cup and microwave it for just a few seconds until a liquid. Then I drizzle it.

I've done this with homemade frostings, even various flavors but I've also had a can of store bought frosting sitting in the freezer for emergencies. If you like, add a few drops of a favorite extract or even food coloring, depending on your item.
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If I just need a drizzle, I cheat. I keep a container of frosting in the freezer. When a drizzle is called for, I scoop out about 2 heaping tablespoons, place it in a microwavable cup and microwave it for just a few seconds until a liquid. Then I drizzle it.

I've done this with homemade frostings, even various flavors but I've also had a can of store bought frosting sitting in the freezer for emergencies. If you like, add a few drops of a favorite extract or even food coloring, depending on your item.
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I like your idea of keeping frosting in the freezer. I sometimes have leftover frosting and never thought of freezing it. I just give it to Spike and he eats it like it was the main course at a banquet.

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Thanks for the warm welcome and the suggestions.
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