I use this glaze on brownies, Bundt® cake, ice cream, or whatever needs a little chocolate. It's rich, decadent, and oh so easy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 /4 cup
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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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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 12.7mg 4% DV; sodium 34.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2017
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 powder 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp powdered sugar Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2019
I've made it several times, and every time the fluid separated from the glaze and the glaze became lumpy. I love the taste, but maybe doing something wrong? Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2017
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 powder 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp powdered sugar Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2016
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 anyway. but, I used OJ in place of the water, and wow! Very pretty, very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2019
I wanted a bundt cake glaze that was pourable, like a ganache, but I didn't have the heavy cream. I opted for this glaze because I had the ingredients, and I'm glad I did because it's delicious! I'd increase the hot water to a range of 2-4 tablespoons, using less water for glazing brownies, donuts or cookies and more water for glazing cakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2016
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
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 the recipe. I made a 1/2 recipe of an old family-favorite scratch chocolate cake (a recipe my mom got from a friend back in the mid-1960 s) in a 9X9 pan. The glaze was exactly enough to generously cover the top of the cake. I tasted the glaze before putting it on my cake and I just loved the flavor. Great recipe. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2019
I've made it several times, and every time the fluid separated from the glaze and the glaze became lumpy. I love the taste, but maybe doing something wrong? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
Very good and easy! I needed slightly more water to get consistency right. Also added a pinch of salt. This icing is not very sweet, with a strong chocolate flavor, which I like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2017
Made as written. It worked great on 'Vegan Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake' from this site. Thank you! Read More
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