Easy Orange Glaze Icing

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Learn how to make this easy orange glaze icing to top your orange rolls, cakes, cookies, and more. This orange icing adds so much delicious citrus flavor with just a few simple ingredients.

Loaf cake topped with icing.


Want to add a sweet icing or glaze to your baked goods? This orange icing is so easy to make and is delicious!

You can also try this easy powdered sugar icing and lemon icing for a little something different.

How to make orange icing

Gather the ingredients for the orange icing.

  • Orange juice – You will need about 1/4 cup of orange juice. It can vary depending on how thick or thin you want the icing.
  • Powdered sugar – This is the base of icing.
  • Vanilla extract – Adds a layer of warm sweetness to the icing.
  • Butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter.
  • Optional – Orange zest for extra orange flavor and color.
Bowl of powdered sugar, vanilla, melted butter, and orange juice.

This is a super simple recipe. Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

Bowl of powdered sugar and orange juice.

Whisk until completely combined. Make sure you whisk enough to get rid of any lumps.

This recipe makes a thicker icing. If you would like to make a thinner glaze, add more orange juice. I recommend adding 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Bowl with orange icing and whisk.

Common questions

  • Can you use bottled orange juice? I recommend fresh orange juice for the best flavor but you can use bottled orange juice.
  • What if the icing is too thick? Add in small amounts of orange juice until you reach the appropriate consistency.
  • What if the icing is too thin? You can add a little extra powdered sugar to the icing.
  • How to store leftover icing? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Ways to use orange icing glaze

Orange glaze is delicious on a variety of things like cakes, cookies, scones, pancakes, donuts, orange rolls, and more.

Loaf cake topped with icing.
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Orange Glaze Icing

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Place the powdered sugar, orange juice, vanilla extract, and butter in a bowl.
  • Whisk the ingredients until fully combined.
  • If you would like this icing thinner, add orange juice by the teaspoon until you reach the desired consistency.



Calories: 1068kcal | Carbohydrates: 246g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 240g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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