Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate Glaze

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Pin this for use around Valentine’s Day!

This glaze was used on a 9″ round chocolate cake from the super duper moist cake recipe that I cut in half.  My husband is trying to lose weight and instead of trying to substitute low fat items in a cake, I simply reduced the calories in the topping instead.  I’m not sure how it works in chocolate cake, but I know applesauce used instead of oil in a yellow cake is pretty gross.  My husband will pretty much each anything, except chicken livers, and he wouldn’t touch a cake with substitute applesauce.

You could use this to glaze donuts, bundt cakes, cookies, your fingers – whatever you wish!  This glaze has got “Big Plans!  Big Plans, I Say!”  Well, not really.  But that book by Bob Shea is Juliana’s favorite right now.

Chocolate Glaze
1 cup of glaze

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tb. butter
1 Tb. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1.  Put the chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup into a microwave safe bowl.  Cook 30 seconds.  Stir and see if the chips are melted after stirring 30 seconds.  If still too chunky, microwave in 15 second increments until the chips and butter are just almost melted.  You don’t want to burn the chocolate.  I always have a few chunks that I stir and stir and finally melt at the end.

2.  Add the vanilla extract.

3.  Drizzle or dip to your heart’s desire!

**I used about 1/3 of this recipe for barely covering a 9″ cake as shown above.**


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