Easy chocolate glaze recipe for cakes and desserts

This is an old family recipe, that I simply inherited and never changed a thing in it, because it’s perfect. I love the satiny, soft consistency and the rich flavor of dark chocolate. With only 4 ingredients, it’s so easy to make, it literally takes 5 minutes. This fabulous chocolate glaze spreads easily over cakes and other types of desserts and is a perfect accompaniment for my Chocolate Cake, Marble Loaf Cake or Chocolate – Cherry – Cake.

Chocolate Cake with my homemade chocolate glaze.

Easy chocolate glaze recipe for cakes and desserts

Recipe by AnnaCourse: DessertCuisine: PolishDifficulty: Easy


Cooking time




  • 100 g / 3.5 oz butter

  • 50 g / 1.8 oz cocoa powder of good quality

  • 120 g / 4.2 oz confectioners’ sugar

  • 4 tablespoons milk


  • In a small bowl, sift together cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add cocoa, confectioners’ sugar and milk. Stir well with a whisk until smooth and silky. Don’t let the glaze boil. Turn off the heat. Your chocolate glaze is ready.


  • If the glaze turns out too thick, add a little more milk.

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