The Best Chocolate Glaze

Sometimes a home baker has a few really great, classic dessert recipes that they would like to find a way to tweak just a bit so that they become really special. The Best Chocolate Glaze recipe can help you do just that, use it to glaze cupcakes, cookies, ice cream bars — the only limit is your imagination!

The Best Chocolate Glaze

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  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 5 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons hot water, divided


  • 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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