A Heavenly Glaze Recipe: White Wine Cake Icing

Welcome to my kitchen! If you are a dessert lover like me, then you are going to love this recipe. Today, I am going to show you how to make a delicious white wine cake glaze that will enhance any cake recipe of your choice.

This beautiful glaze is made with dry white wine, sugar, butter, and water. The sweetness of the sugar and butter, combined with the subtle acidity of the white wine makes for a perfect balance of flavor that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Not only does this recipe taste amazing, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. You only need five ingredients and five minutes of your time to create this stunning glaze. And believe me, once you start using it on your cakes, your friends and family will be asking for the recipe.

So, whether you are looking for a tasty topping for your favorite pound cake or want to add some pizzazz to a classic yellow cake mix, this white wine cake glaze has got you covered. Get ready to take your desserts game to the next level with this incredible recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

White Wine Cake Glaze
White Wine Cake Glaze

Are you looking for a dessert recipe that is not too overpoweringly sweet but packs a punch of flavor? Look no further than this White Wine Cake Glaze recipe, perfect for any celebratory occasion.

What sets this glaze apart from other traditional cake glazes is the use of white wine. The dry white wine adds just the right amount of acidity to balance out the sweetness of the sugar and compliments the delicious buttery notes that wrap around your taste buds.

The glaze can be used on any type of cake, from a simple yellow or vanilla cake mix to a more complex bundt cake. It elevates the chosen cake and undeniably adds another layer of flavor that cannot be achieved with any other type of glaze or frosting.

Plus, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. With just a few basic ingredients, including unsalted butter, white wine, and sugar, anyone can create a deliciously elegant dessert worthy of any birthday party or dinner party.

So why will you love this White Wine Cake Glaze recipe? For its unique flavor profile, its versatility in use on any type of cake, and its ease in preparation. Impress your friends and family with this recipe and become known as the go-to baker in your circle.

Ingredient List

 This glaze is the perfect finishing touch for any cake.
This glaze is the perfect finishing touch for any cake.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this White Wine Cake Glaze Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, medium-sized
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

These ingredients are enough to make a deliciously addictive Crack Cake with glazed white wine. You can also use this glaze recipe for bundt cakes, pound cakes, or even as an accompaniment to birthday cakes.

The Recipe How-To

 A sweet, tangy flavor that will leave your tastebuds dancing.
A sweet, tangy flavor that will leave your tastebuds dancing.

Now, let’s dive into the recipe how-to. The great thing about this white wine cake glaze recipe is that it’s incredibly simple and easy to make. Here are the detailed instructions.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredient List:

  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  5. Drizzle over cooled cake, bundt cake or pound cake.

Tips for Perfect Results:

  • Make sure to keep stirring occasionally to avoid burning the sugar.
  • Use a dry white wine with good acidity.
  • Stick to the ingredient measurements to get the correct consistency for your glaze.
  • If your glaze turns out thicker than desired, add some white wine or water to thin it out.

Now that you know how easy it is to make this delicious white wine cake glaze, you can enjoy it on any dessert you like! Try it on a yellow cake mix, Bundt cake, pound cake, or even as a topping on vanilla pudding!

Substitutions and Variations

 White wine adds a subtle richness and complexity to this glaze.
White wine adds a subtle richness and complexity to this glaze.

The beauty of this white wine cake glaze recipe is that it’s versatile and can be customized to your preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

1. Substitute white wine with sherry wine or white port: If you don’t have white wine on hand, you can use sherry or white port instead. Both of these fortified wines have a similar flavor profile to white wine and will pair well with the sweetness of the glaze.

2. Use a different cake mix: While we recommend using a yellow cake mix for this recipe, you can use any cake mix that you prefer. Whether it’s butter cake, pound cake, or even a chocolate cake mix, the glaze will complement the flavors of the cake.

3. Add spices to the glaze: To give the glaze an extra kick of flavor, you can add spices such as ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the mix. The warm flavors of these spices will deepen the taste of the white wine and sugar.

4. Experiment with different pudding mixes: This recipe calls for instant vanilla pudding mix, but you can use other flavors as well. Chocolate pudding mix would be a great addition to a chocolate cake while lemon pudding mix would go well with a pound cake.

5. Try different types of wine: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try using different types of dry white wine for the glaze. From Sauvignon Blanc to Chardonnay, every white wine has its own unique flavor profile that can add complexity to the glaze.

By experimenting with these substitutions and variations, you can create a personalized version of this white wine cake glaze recipe that suits your taste buds perfectly.

Serving and Pairing

 Simple ingredients that come together to create a delicious glaze.
Simple ingredients that come together to create a delicious glaze.

Once you’ve glazed your white wine cake, it’s ready to be enjoyed! This delicious dessert can be served at any occasion, from a casual dinner party to a fancy birthday celebration. The light and sweet taste of the glaze made with white wine will make your guests feel like they are indulging in something truly luxurious.

Pairing your white wine cake with the right drink can enhance the flavors and take your dessert experience to the next level. Of course, you could enjoy it with a glass of white wine, but if you prefer something non-alcoholic, try pairing it with a cup of hot tea or coffee. The earthy notes in tea or coffee complements the flavors in the glaze perfectly.

If you’re serving the white wine cake as part of a larger menu, consider pairing it with other desserts that share similar flavors. A lemon tart or a fruit salad would both be excellent choices. Serve sliced fresh fruit such as strawberries or blackberries on top of each slice for an extra touch of tartness that will balance out the sweetness of the glaze.

In summary, when it comes to serving and pairing your white wine cake, let your creativity run wild! This cake pairs well with all kinds of drinks and desserts, allowing you to customize your experience to suit your mood and preferences.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add a drizzle of this glaze to your favorite pound cake for a decadent treat.
Add a drizzle of this glaze to your favorite pound cake for a decadent treat.

This White Wine Cake Glaze Recipe is perfect for busy folks who want to prepare dessert ahead of time. The good news is that this glaze can be made ahead, stored, and reheated when ready to use.

To make the glaze ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer it into an airtight container, and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. When you’re ready to use it, warm the glaze over low heat until it becomes liquid again.

If you’re planning for a holiday party or any other event, this cake glaze can also be made ahead and stored in the freezer for up to three months. To properly freeze the glaze, let it cool then pour into an airtight container or a freezer-safe zip-lock bag. When it’s time to use, let it thaw naturally at room temperature before gently warming it up over low heat.

After the cake has been glazed, you may be wondering how long it can be stored for. The good news is that glazed cakes can be stored either at room temperature for up to three days or in the fridge for five days without affecting the taste or texture.

When reheating your cake, do so gently in the oven at low temperatures to ensure that the icing doesn’t become too runny or slide off the cake. Simply preheat your oven on a low heat setting (around 300F / 150C), and place your cake on an oven-safe dish inside. Warm for 10-15 minutes or until warm enough.

Overall, if you need a make-ahead dessert idea that won’t let you down, this white wine cake glaze recipe is perfect. With its easy preparation process and adaptable storing options, you’ll have one less thing to worry about when planning your next big event!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for special occasions or just because.
Perfect for special occasions or just because.

To achieve the best results for this glaze, there are a few helpful tips to keep in mind. Firstly, it is important to use a dry white wine for this recipe instead of a sweet one. A dry white wine provides crisp flavor notes without adding too much sweetness to the glaze.

Additionally, make sure to use unsalted butter for the best flavor balance. Salted butter can overpower the delicate taste of the white wine, so it is better to opt for unsalted butter.

When making the glaze, it is important to monitor it closely to prevent it from burning or becoming too thin. Keep stirring and keep an eye on the consistency.

For an extra touch of flavor, adding a dash of ground cinnamon can elevate the glaze’s overall taste while adding notes of warmth and depth.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of white wine in this recipe. From dry Riesling to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, each type of wine brings its unique flavors and acidity levels, which will affect the final result.


Before we conclude, let’s answer some commonly asked questions about this white wine cake glaze recipe. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced baker, we’ve got you covered with some tips and tricks to ensure your glaze comes out perfectly every time. Let’s dive into the FAQ section!

Should I glaze my cake hot or cold?

It is advisable to wait for your cake to cool down completely before glazing. This will prevent the glaze from melting off due to the warmth of the cake.

What wine is best for white wine cake?

When it comes to pairing wine with a layer cake, choosing a dry white wine that suits your taste buds is the way to go. There are various styles of white wine that work well, but personally, I love reaching for a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that I enjoy drinking.

What is cake glaze made of?

To make a simple glaze, gather powdered sugar and a liquid of your choice to thin it out. The liquid can be water, milk, or a flavored liqueur, which I’ll discuss in the Flavors section.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the white wine cake glaze recipe is perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make and uses simple ingredients that can be found in most kitchens. With a mix of sweet and tangy flavors, this glaze takes your cake from ordinary to extraordinary.

Whether you are baking a bundt cake for a family gathering, celebrating a birthday or simply looking for a delicious dessert to make at home, the white wine cake glaze is sure to impress. Try it out and let us know how it turns out.

So why not take your baking game up a notch with this white wine cake glaze recipe? With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your desserts taste like they came straight from a gourmet bakery. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you won’t be able to stop making it!

White Wine Cake Glaze

White Wine Cake Glaze Recipe

A sophisticated tasting glaze that you can use to seal your cake (like a crumb coat) or use over cakes instead of a frosting.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 1636.6 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  • ombine the above ingredients in a haevy, medium sized sauce pan (for this I love my saucier pan).
  • Bring almost to a boil and then turn down the heat to low.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Let cool to about room temperature and then pour over cake (try it when the cake is still hot for best results).

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 432gCalories: 1636.6kcalCarbohydrates: 201.6gProtein: 1gFat: 92.1gSaturated Fat: 58.3gCholesterol: 244mgSodium: 657.9mgSugar: 200.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Low Protein
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