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Hard Chocolate Glaze

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"A chocolate glaze that sets up hard. Use it on cakes or brownies."
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servings 184
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 glaze for 1 cake)


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  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Combine chocolate with butter in the top of a double boiler, over simmering water. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; 15.2 13.3 1.7 20 1 Full nutrition

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This was so easy. I figured out that I could just use a little over a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in place of the squares. I was looking for the recipe that would taste like a candy bar ...

In a word, PERFECT. I used good quality chocolate (Scharffenerger) and used this to glaze little egg shaped cakes made with the "Black Chocolate Cake" recipe. This was so easy, so quick, so rich...

Wonderful thick rich chocolate that holds it shape without being hard. Used this on flourless chocolate cake II from this site that I made in mini muffin tins. I was able to stack these mini ca...

Fantastic recipe! Here's a trick I learned from my dad: you don't need a double boiler to melt the chocolate! With the water heating in a regular saucepan, put two thick glass tumblers into th...

This recipe is fabulous! I don't know why more people haven't tried it. I used it b/c the ingredients were simple, none of that corn syrup nonesense! I used 2 1/2 4oz Ghirardelli baking bars.(Ea...

I used this on sugar cookies: I dipped my Hallowe'en cat cookies right into the bowl. It made a tasty, firm (not hard) coating. I made half a recipe, and used chocolate chips: 1/4 cup of cold bu...

Another nice thing about this recipe is that you can pour the glaze on top of a warm cake. (I did it with a 11x7" pan). Just tilt the pan to distribute the glaze. Great when you're in a hurry an...

After I saw a photo by misserin13, who used this glaze for cupcakes made with Dark Chocolate Cake I, I had to try it. The glaze is everything that previous reviewers raved about. It sets up to a...

It was easy to make, and looked very nice, but I just didn't think it tasted perfect. Next time I will add Vanilla or almond extract to give it a little something extra. It stayed liquid long ...