Posted in Food, frostings, Toppings

Powdered Sugar Glaze

glaze pic

This is my “go to” recipe for icing cookies, cupcakes, coffee cakes, and apple slices. The almond extract compliments so many pastry flavors. Add a touch of food coloring to make things a little more festive.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 Tbls milk or cream
1/2 tsp almond extract
Food Coloring, optional

In a medium mixing bowl, combine ingredients and mix well. If glaze is too thick, carefully add extra milk or water (a 1/2 teaspoon at a time) until mixture is smooth and creamy. Lightly spread or drizzle glaze on cooled cookies, cupcakes, etc.

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Posted in Baked goods, Desserts, Food, lunch box

Kate’s Favorite Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes

glazed strawberry cupcakes

Did you know that you can spruce up a cake mix by adding a package of flavored gelatin to the batter?
These semi-homemade cupcakes are quick and easy to whip up and they’re so moist and yummy. During the holidays, many weekly sale ads feature greatly reduced pricing on baking supplies. So stock up on white cake mix when it’s on sale and keep lots of different flavored gelatin in the pantry for a variety of flavorful treats.

Kate’s Favorite Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes

1 box of white cake mix
1 3 oz box of strawberry gelatin
2/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water
4 eggs
1/2 cup chopped strawberries

Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. With an electric mixer beat in remaining ingredients until fully combined. Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool and drizzle cupcakes with powdered sugar glaze.