Meringue Glaze

  • 1 egg white
  • 170 grams (6 ounces) powdered sugar

Powdered Sugar Based Glaze

  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters, 1.5 ounces) boiling water or lemon juice

Marshmallow Glaze

  • 200 grams (7 ounces) marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters, 1 ounce) water

Chocolate Glaze

  • 200 grams (7 ounces) white chocolate


  • Electric Mixer

    Ideal for whipping egg whites to stiff peaks for the meringue glaze.

  • Whisk

    Essential for mixing powdered sugar-based glaze to a lump-free consistency.

  • Microwave

    Quick way to melt marshmallows; use short bursts to avoid burning.

  • Double Boiler or Water Bath

    Precise melting of chocolate ensures a smooth, glossy finish.

  • Instant-read Thermometer

    Checking the temperature of melted chocolate helps achieve the perfect texture.


Step 1

Here are the recipes for different Easter cake glazes:

Step 2

To make the meringue glaze, whisk a room-temperature egg white with the powdered sugar at low mixer speed until the mixture becomes smooth and glossy. The amount of powdered sugar may vary depending on the weight of the egg white and the desired thickness of the glaze.

Step 3

For the powdered sugar glaze, mix the powdered sugar with 3 tablespoons of boiling water or lemon juice using a whisk until smooth and without any lumps. Ensure the glaze has the right consistency for application.

Step 4

To make the marshmallow glaze, combine the marshmallows with water, and melt the mix in the microwave in short bursts of 15 to 20 seconds, stirring in between to ensure even melting. You can add gel food coloring to customize the color of your glaze.

Step 5

For the chocolate glaze, melt white chocolate in a water bath or in short intervals in the microwave. Let it cool to 28-30Β°C (82-86Β°F) before covering the Easter cakes with it. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate, as it can become grainy.

Step 6

All glaze versions should be applied to the cakes immediately before they harden. Bon Appetit!


Elevate your Easter celebrations with a gorgeously glazed cake! πŸ₯³ Presentation is key to making your dessert the star of the show. πŸŽ‰

For a classic look: Opt for the meringue glaze and sprinkle it with rainbow-colored sprinkles. Pair it with a fresh fruit platter for a burst of color and freshness. πŸ“πŸŠ

Indulge the chocolate lover: Use the white chocolate glaze and top it with curls of dark chocolate. Serve alongside a steaming cup of your favorite coffee or a frothy latte. β˜•πŸ«

Fun for the kids: Marshmallow glaze is a winner! Add a few drops of gel dye to make it colorful. Pair with a selection of mini cupcakes and let the kids decorate their own. 🎨🧁

Tip: For a sophisticated touch, add a few edible flowers or gold leaf to the powdered sugar-based glaze. πŸ₯‚πŸŒΈ


Want to make it gluten-free? 🌾❌ All the glazes here are naturally gluten-free, but always ensure your other ingredients are labeled as such.

Vegan variations 🌱✨ are just as delightful! For the meringue glaze, substitute the egg white with aquafaba (chickpea brine) and use vegan powdered sugar. For the chocolate glaze, opt for vegan white chocolate and you're good to go!

Happy baking! πŸŒŸπŸ‘©β€πŸ³


  • How do I make sure my meringue glaze is stiff enough?

    Whip the egg whites with an electric mixer at low speed until you see stiff peaks forming. Avoid over-beating to prevent it from becoming dry.

  • What's the best way to melt marshmallows without burning them?

    Use short, 15-20 second bursts in the microwave, stirring in between. This ensures even melting and prevents scorching.

  • How do I achieve a smooth powdered sugar glaze with no lumps?

    Sift the powdered sugar before adding boiling water or lemon juice. Whisk continuously until the mixture is smooth.

  • How do I temper white chocolate for the glaze?

    Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, then cool it to 28-30Β°C (82-86Β°F) for an ideal glossy finish.

  • Can I make these glazes ahead of time?

    It's best to prepare the glazes just before applying them. They tend to harden quickly, reducing their spreadability.

  • How can I add flavors to these glazes?

    For a twist, add a few drops of flavored extracts like vanilla, almond, or citrus to the powdered sugar or melted chocolate glazes.

Nutrition facts

Four recipes for Easter cake glaze
Recipe Yield:Makes enough glaze for 1 large or 2 medium-sized Easter cakes
Calories:Approximately 200 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):100 - 300
Total Fat:10
Saturated Fat:5
Total Carbohydrate:30
Total Sugars:25