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!

Q: What does this glaze look like? A: This glaze is glossy and rich in chocolate flavor. It creates a rich, glossy coating that seals in moisture and adds flavor.

Q: What is the texture like? A: Thanks to the semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter, this glaze has a smooth texture. The light corn syrup helps to keep the glaze silky while also balancing out the sweetness.

Q: How long does it take to cool and harden? A: It typically takes about 20 minutes for the glaze to cool and harden before serving.


The Best Chocolate Glaze

Recipe by Addrecipes
3.9 from 14 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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This recipe creates a delicious, colorful glaze that is sure to take your desserts to the next level. The smooth combination of the chocolate chips and butter create a glossy texture, while the light corn syrup helps to sweeten the mixture without overpowering it. Additionally, the pinch of salt really brings out the flavors of the chocolate.


  • 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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