Recipes and Cooking Desserts & Baking Cakes Frosting & Filling Powdered Sugar Icing 3.7 (267) 6 Reviews Use this powdered sugar icing on Christmas cookie recipes, to drizzle over your favorite cakes, and any other sweet treat you desire. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 21, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 1 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 1/2 cup (enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake) Jump to Nutrition Facts When you don't want or need heavy-duty buttercream, keep a bag of icing sugar around. This powdered sugar frosting adds just the right amount of sweetness without going too far. Whip up the easy powdered sugar icing to go over cakes, cinnamon rolls, sugar cookies, and more. Chocolate fan? Find our delicious chocolate powdered sugar icing variation below. Ingredients 1 cup sifted powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon milk or orange juice Directions In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Stir in additional milk or juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches drizzling consistency. Makes 1/2 cup (enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake). BHG / Sonia Bozzo Chocolate Powdered Sugar Icing: Prepare as above, except add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to the powdered sugar. Do not use the orange juice. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 34 Calories 8g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 34 % Daily Value * Sodium 1mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Total Sugars 8g Potassium 2mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.