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The Best Chocolate Glaze

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"I use this glaze on brownies, Bundt® cake, ice cream, or whatever needs a little chocolate. It's rich, decadent, and oh so easy!"
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10 m servings 90
Original recipe yields 12 servings (3 /4 cup)


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  1. Melt cocoa and butter together in a small saucepan over low heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is thick and smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 90 calories; 5.2 11.9 0.6 13 35 Full nutrition

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It doesn't taste sweet enough, the cocoa powder is really strong. I added another tablespoon of powdered sugar and butter and another 1/4 tsp of vanilla. To recap: 6 Tbsp butter 6 Tbsp cocoa p...

Delicious! I needed a quick, tasty, chocolate glaze for the orange chocolate Bundt cake on this site. I wanted a chocolate and orange glaze, and chose this one as it's made with stuff I stock an...

Love this glaze! Made the chocolate pound cake and this glaze !! The best dessert for a Comfort Meal --Company loved it and took the leftovers home!

Chocolate-y with just the right amount of sweetness. Would consider another teaspoon of hot water to make it a bit more pourable. Made it for the One Bowl Chocolate Cake III on this site.

I looked at many chocolate glaze recipes. I chose this one because I had all of the ingredients on hand. It is simple to make, tastes wonderful, to me, using the exact ingredients called for in ...

Made as written. It worked great on 'Vegan Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake' from this site. Thank you!

Just what I was looking for, something quick and easy it was delicious! I will definitely make this again.