Perfect Chocolate Glaze Recipe for Stunning Desserts

Chocolate glaze is a shiny, smooth coating made from chocolate, butter, and cream that you can pour over cakes, donuts, or any dessert for a deliciously rich finish.

Looking to make your desserts shine like a Vegas marquee? This chocolate glaze recipe is your ticket to glossy, fudgy perfection! With easy-to-find ingredients and step-by-step directions, you’ll be glazing like a boss in no time. Keep scrolling—trust me, you won’t want to miss a single, delicious detail!


Heavenly Chocolate Glaze

heavenly chocolate glaze

This rich and silky chocolate glaze is the ultimate finishing touch for your cakes, doughnuts, and pastries. It’s quick to prepare, velvety smooth, and frankly, the kind of thing you might find yourself eating with a spoon while no one is looking. You’ve been warned!

  • Cooking method: Stovetop
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Cuisine: Universal indulgence


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a heatproof bowl, combine 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of heavy cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer. No rolling boils allowed!
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and butter. Let it sit for 3 minutes. No peeking!
  4. Whisk until the mixture becomes smooth and glossy. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before glazing your favorite dessert. Or, you know, eat it straight from the bowl. Who’s judging?


  • Alternative Ingredients: Swap semisweet chocolate chips with dark or milk chocolate. Use coconut cream for a non-dairy version.
  • Garnishing Options: Sprinkles are fun. Fresh berries or a dash of sea salt will add sophistication. Crushed nuts for a bit of crunch.
  • Cooking Tips: For a thicker glaze, reduce the amount of heavy cream. Don’t let the cream boil; it’ll scorch and make a mess.