Love This Chocolate Glaze

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10 mins

Drizzle this glaze over pound cake, angel food cake, or vanilla ice cream! Cook time is the time for the glaze to harden. From the "What Can I Bring? Cookbook" by Anne Byrn, author of "The Cake Mix Doctor."

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  1. Melt the butter in a small suacepan over low heat, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cocoa powder and milk. Cook the glaze, stirring, until it thickens and comes to a boil, about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 2 cups of confectioners' sugar, adding more if needed to make the mixture smooth and a little thicker than pancake syrup; don't let the glaze get too thick.
  4. Ladle the warm glaze over a room temperature cake and let sit until the glaze hardens, about 30 minutes.
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5 5

Excellent. <br/><br/>For a while I've been trying to find a very easy and tasty chocolate drizzle or glaze that did not require me to melt chocolate chips or chunks. Why I never bothered to consider powdered cocoa is beyond me, but I did a quick google search and found this. <br/><br/>Made it exactly as written and it is absolutely delicious and just what I was looking for. This is going into my recipe collection for good and I will make it again often. I can even see this as a good hot fudge for ice cream sundaes. Truly delicious and thankfully easy.

3 5

This was a simple recipe with ingredients most everyone would have on hand. It had a rich chocolate flavor (which could perhaps be enhanced with some instant coffee granules?). I added 1/2 tsp vanilla (off heat). I would (if I could) give it 3.5 stars because it wasn't smooth & was very granular. (I did use powdered sugar). Taste, I'd give it a 4.5.

5 5

This glaze is super easy and delicious! It was an excellent addition to the marble pound cake I made. Thank you!