Create a chocolate masterpiece out of nearly any dessert by adding one of these fabulous chocolate frostings, glazes, or sauces. We’ve collected our best rich and spreadable chocolate icings, including classic chocolate frosting, chocolate buttercream, and whipped ganache, as well as silky-smooth sauces and glazes for drizzling and dunking, including hot fudge, chocolate syrup, and ganache.
Though it doesn't look like chocolate, white chocolate is indeed a product of the cocoa bean. Real white chocolate is ivory-colored rather than pure white, because its chief ingredient, cocoa butter, is actually yellow. Cheaper versions of white chocolate substitute some or all of the cocoa butter for vegetable fat, so be sure to read ingredient labels. Browse our collection of desserts starring white chocolate, including cookies, candy, sherbet, cake, frosting, and more.
Traditional caramel-covered treats are made even better with the toppings suggested by our food editors. A sprinkling of sea salt enhances the buttery flavor of caramel apples. For a prettier presentation, use apple-tree cuttings as sticks -- ours are from Martha's farm. Serve White-Chocolate Caramel Corn with Cashews alongside the apples.
A pavlova may be a showstopper, but it's also simple to make. Preparing the satiny orange curd and crisp meringue in advance is the secret.Baking a meringue at a low temperature maintains its snowy white color. Leaving it in a turned-off oven overnight helps ensure a completely dry, perfect meringue.