Simple to make with only three ingredients with a variety of uses. Great to use over Bundt cake because it sets up nicely. The extra sauce may be refrigerated and reheated to serve over ice cream or your favorite dessert. I came up with this once when I didn't have any confectioner's sugar to make a glaze for a Bundt cake.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Cook, stirring constantly, until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Do not allow it to bubble. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Cool slightly before drizzling over a cake. If you want to make this ahead, it can be cooled and reheated in the microwave.

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Nutrition Facts

173 calories; 3.2 g protein; 26.7 g carbohydrates; 11.1 mg cholesterol; 43.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
I unexpectedly decided to glaze a cake I had made to dress it up. I really wanted a chocolate ganache, but found I had no heavy cream--and then I remembered this recipe. In just a few minutes I had the most luxurious, fudgey icing, almost like a hot fudge sauce. This recipe saved my cake! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2012
I made this glaze yesterday for my chocolate bunt cake. Yes it is easy yes it tastes OK (nothing special). This recipe makes enough "glaze" for 4 bunt cakes I cut it in half and it was enough to frost/coat the entire cake (too much to be applied as a glaze). When it sets up on the cake it turns dull and blah looking it isn't pretty like I prefer on my cakes after all we eat with our eyes. I will not make it again. Read More
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332 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
I unexpectedly decided to glaze a cake I had made to dress it up. I really wanted a chocolate ganache, but found I had no heavy cream--and then I remembered this recipe. In just a few minutes I had the most luxurious, fudgey icing, almost like a hot fudge sauce. This recipe saved my cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2007
Awsome! I used White Chocolate instead of Milk Chocolate Chips. It melted beautifully and was delicious over a devils food chocolate bundt cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2006
Tuni, Tuni, Tuni, what more can I say? This was FABULOUS!! Used this to glaze my daughter Ashley's icecream birthday cake today and I'm still scoopin' up what fell to the plate!!!! I swear, I didn't even eat the cake; only your glaze. The kids and hubby were rolling their eyes and watching me as I was "mmmmmmmmmmmmming" over this as they were all munching on the cake. For all who are interested, I have a big problem melting chocolate. Sometimes it comes out just fine, but other times, it gets all dry and clumpy. Don't get it because I've done the microwave method and the double boiler. This was amazing because with the addition of the condensed milk it came out perfectly! No fuss, no muss. Family commends you because they know what I go thru and they loved it. Thank you so much darlin'! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2008
Quick, easy and very chocolatey! Would take flavorings (almond, orange, etc) well. Used to top a bundt cake. The glaze does set, but not hard and crackly - it's still soft just not sticky. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
I would never have guessed that such a simple sauce could make an excellent icing without butter. The flavor rivals any powdered sugar icing I've made and sets up beautifully. I added another 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and used 1 T of butterscotch schnappes in place of the vanilla. Excellent recipe Tunisianswife! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
This was incredible. Very easy to make and absolutely delicious. I used it to glaze an amaretto chocolate cake so I used 1/2 tsp of vanilla and a 1/2 tsp of almond extract in the glaze (instead of the 1 tsp of vanilla that the recipe called for) and I sprinkled some toasted almonds over the glaze. Huge hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2012
I made this glaze yesterday for my chocolate bunt cake. Yes it is easy yes it tastes OK (nothing special). This recipe makes enough "glaze" for 4 bunt cakes I cut it in half and it was enough to frost/coat the entire cake (too much to be applied as a glaze). When it sets up on the cake it turns dull and blah looking it isn't pretty like I prefer on my cakes after all we eat with our eyes. I will not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2006
Quick easy and sweet. This same recipe is one I use as a filling in a bar cookie but I never thought to use it on its own. I've also used this as a filling between chocolate layered cake which was divine. One negative as a glaze--using a can of expensive sweetened condensed milk when there are other glaze recipes out there that cost much less to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2006
This glaze was delicious on my chocolate bundt cake. Read More
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