Powdered Sugar Icing


Use this powdered sugar icing on Christmas cookie recipes, to drizzle over your favorite cakes, and any other sweet treat you desire. 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.

Prep Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1/2 cup (enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake)


  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon milk or orange juice


  1. 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).

    Powdered Sugar Icing
    Andy Lyons

Chocolate Powdered Sugar Icing:

Prepare as above, except add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to the powdered sugar. Do not use the orange juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

34 Calories
8g Carbs
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.

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