To Glaze or Not to Glaze

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Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

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Throughout Renato’s entire childhood, he enjoyed this cake sans glaze. I can only assume that his mom thought a glaze was unnecessary and too sweet. However, I will admit that this quick-and-easy orange glaze makes a great visual and is a great way to use up the oranges you zested for the cake.


  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice


    In a large bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and orange juice until the glaze is pourable. (If it is too thick, add a few more drops of orange juice. If it is too thin, add a few more tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar.) Drizzle the glaze along the crown of the Bundt, allowing it to drip down the sides. Allow the glaze to set before serving.