Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Glaze

This thin chocolate glaze is the perfect icing for a quick cake, doughnut, or dessert topping. The icing firms up to make a glossy finish.
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted. (Be careful not to overheat the chocolate as it could seize.) Alternatively, put the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on medium for about 1 minute. Stir and continue to heat for about 15 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until the chocolate and butter are melted and smooth.
  3. Step 3

    Sift the confectioners' sugar into a small bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Stir the sifted confectioners' sugar into the melted butter and chocolate. Beat the mixture, adding small amounts of boiling water until thinned as desired. If you happen to find it too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more hot water.
  5. Step 5

    Slowly drizzle the chocolate glaze from the pot or bowl over your cooled, finish baked good. If desired, use a spatula to evenly distribute. How long the glaze will take to harden will depend on both the temperature of the glaze and the room. Once cool, it will harden.