How to make chocolate glaze and coatings

How to make chocolate glaze and coatings

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How to make chocolate glaze: how to make chocolate cake coatings. The perfect glaze for coating desserts and cakes.

How nice to admire those wonderful cakes all covered in chocolate in the pastry shop! They seem to have such a harmonious and refined appearance, that it almost seems to see artistic works: most of the time the secret lies in the glazes and chocolate coatings.

In this regard we will illustrate you how to make icing and chocolate coatings following our step-by-step recipe.
How to make chocolate glaze and coatings, simple icing
The ingredients for a cake of about 25 cm

  • 140 grams of dark chocolate
  • 50 grams of vegetable butter


  1. Take the dark chocolate and break it into pieces then melt it in a double boiler over low heat
  2. When the chocolate is completely melted, add the butter previously cut into cubes
  3. Mix everything until you get a homogeneous cream
  4. Let the chocolate cool
  5. At this point you just have to place the cake on a rack and pour the icing into the center of the cake
  6. With a spatula immediately distribute the icing evenly until it covers the top and side surface of the cake

How to make chocolate glaze and coatings, cream glaze
The ingredients

  • 150 grams of dark chocolate
  • 10 cl of fresh liquid cream


  1. Take the chocolate and chop it finely then put it in a bowl
  2. Bring the liquid cream to a simmer over low heat
  3. Once this is done, pour it over the chopped chocolate and mix for a long time until you get a homogeneous mixture
  4. After placing the cake on the grid, pour the icing on the cake and spread it quickly with the help of a spatula

How to make chocolate glaze and coatings, hot cocoa sauce
The ingredients

  • 50 grams of cocoa powder
  • 10 cl of liquid cream
  • 75 grams of sugar
  • 25 cl of water


  1. Boil the water in a fairly large saucepan
  2. Add the cocoa and sugar then mix everything with a spatula
  3. Add the cream and cook for 5 minutes over low heat until you get a creamy sauce

How to make chocolate icing and coatings, 2 chocolate icing
The ingredients

  • 100 grams of dark chocolate
  • 100 grams of milk chocolate
  • 10 cl of fresh liquid cream
  • 2 tablespoons of honey


  1. Chop the dark chocolate and milk chocolate
  2. Pour the cream and honey into a saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat
  3. Remove from the heat, pour in the chocolates and mix well with a wooden spoon

The cook's advice
Simple and cream glazes are suitable for the finishing of chocolate cakes or to enrich any other type of dessert.
The hot cocoa sauce and the 2 chocolate glaze can are recommended for coating or making desserts based on fruit or ice cream.

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