Chocolate Glaze or Frosting

"This is very quick to prepare and can be used immediately after making as a glaze to drizzle on your cake or dessert. You can let it sit a few minutes and it will thicken up into a delicious and creamy frosting. Or add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it even more. I have no idea of the number of servings because it would depend on what you were using it for. So I just stuck a number in because I had to put something there. But I would probably double it for a two layer cake. But for a glaze over a cake or dessert this would probably be plenty."
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  • Melt your butter.
  • Add all other ingredients.
  • Stir until well mixed and smooth.
  • Add more water if you want it thinner at this point.
  • If using as icing and you think it's too thick just let it sit for a few minutes.

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  1. Marie Nixon
    Excellent! As with any glaze, you may need to play around with the ingredients to get the correct consistency you desire. I combined all of the liquid ingredients and then started the confectioners sugar at 1/2 cup. I added about a tablespoon more of the confectioners sugar until I got the desired consistency for my mini bundt cakes. The glaze had a really great chocolate flavor. It tasted like I had used chocolate chips or a gourmet chocolate rather than cocoa.
  2. devilish007_98
    It's a lazy Monday and I have a craving for yellow cake with chocolate icing. I don't want to run to the store so I made a cake from scratch. I found this perfect recipe for chocolate frosting. It is absolutely delicious.
  3. Ranee118
    Tasted good and worked for our spontanious cake pop-a-thon. I had hot water on 'Stand by' for when it got too thick. My girls loved it! I thought this tasted better than those "candy coatings". I always have the ingrediants in the house. Will use again.
  4. Kimo-Sullivan
    The results if you follow the recipe come out way too thin. I suggest adding the water one tablespoon at a time.
  5. Kelly S.
    I used this as a glaze for our Valentine's Chocolate Bundt Cake and it was absolutely delicious. I maybe needed another 1/2 cup or so for it to have been perfect. Also, someone had mentioned using some almond extract in it. I didn't have any on hand, or I would've done that also.


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