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Buttery Vanilla Glaze

Buttery Vanilla Glaze from @kitchenmagpie

How have I never put butter in my vanilla glazes? I am truly disappointed in myself. This is something I should have thought of years ago. Butter (like bacon) makes everything better.

A simple vanilla glaze is a baking basic that everyone should know how to make. You need it for cakes, muffins, some cookies,sweet breads, the list goes on and on. The taste of this glaze however is far from simple.

The butter gives it a luxurious mouth feel that you just don’t get with a plain glaze and once you make this one, you’re never going back to a butter-free glaze life again. I might just have ruined you forever, I’m sorry.

Buttery Vanilla Glaze from @kitchenmagpie

Now, I don’t mess around with any lil’ bit of butter. You are going to use a full two tablespoons of melter butter in this, that’s the same amount of cream that you use as well. Heck, if you are feeling frisky, just go ahead and use three tablespoons.

Buttery Vanilla Glaze from @kitchenmagpie

 Now, I used this on my Quickie Cinnamon Buns,  (recipe soon!) a classic recipe that we have used for years in our house. However these beauties were just made better by my buttery vanilla glaze.
Keep this recipe in your back pocket for when you need an easy and delicious glaze. Let me know if you try it and what you think!

Love you more than chocolate,



Buttery Vanilla Glaze

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Total Time: 2 min
  • Category: Dessert


How to make a rich, buttery vanilla glaze for your cakes, muffins and breads! Once you use butter in it, you’ll never go back to a plain glaze again!


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp melted butter


  1. Combine all ingredients in a measuring cup and stir together until there are no lumps.
  2. To adjust the consistency, add more or less cream until desired consistency has been reached.
  3. Drizzle on cakes, muffins, cinnamon buns and more!

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.


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  • Reply
    Sadie Miller
    February 10, 2017 at 1:07 am

    can you tell me what cream is cooking cream?

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      February 10, 2017 at 1:07 am

      I use half and half for baking unless I specify whipping!

    • Reply
      Sadie Miller
      February 10, 2017 at 1:11 am

      This was for a soup recipe so I wasnt sure ,I used cream I had in the fridge says half and half 10% hope that is okay. Recipe just said cooking cream

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    December 7, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    The cinnamon bun recipe is coming right up as well!

  • Reply
    Bethany Milligan
    December 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Mmmm those look yummy!

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