Rose Mary Mogan


This is the glaze recipe I used to glaze my Irish Cream & Coffee Pound Cake.

I thought it would be a good idea to add the glaze separately, if you are just looking for a frosting or glaze and not a cake.

I love the flavor that instant coffee adds to this glaze, and it is so easy and simple to make, you may want to drizzle it over cookies or cup Cakes too, in addition to cakes.

Hope you like it as much as we did. Enjoy


★★★★★ 1 vote

Enough to glaze one large pound cake
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    instant coffee granules ( i used more for a more caramel color)
  • 4 Tbsp
    boiling water ( or heat water & coffee together in microwave)
  • 3 Tbsp
    irish cream liqueur
  • 1 1/2 c
    sifted powdered sugar ( or a bit more if a thicker consistency is desired)



  1. These are the main ingredients to make the glaze.
  2. Add instant coffee granules to a medium size bowl.
  3. Add boiling water and stir to dissolve, Or add water to coffee granules and heat to boiling in microwave.
  4. Add sifted powdered sugar to coffee and whisk till blended together, and desired drizzle consistency is reached.
  5. Drizzle glaze over cake, slice and enjoy,

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Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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