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Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate glaze is also delicious poured over a big bowl of ice cream.

  • yield: Makes 1 3/4 cups, or enough for 10 large cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 6 ounces best-quality bittersweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Chop the chocolate into small pieces, and place in a medium bowl. Scald the cream, and pour it over the chocolate. Let the mixture stand 5 minutes, then stir until smooth.

  2. Step 2

    Let the glaze stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    For the smoothest possible surface, carefully dip the cupcakes into the prepared chocolate glaze. Let cupcakes drip, dripped-side down, for several seconds, and then turn right-side up. Allow glaze to set before decorating.

Source
Martha Stewart Living

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