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Chocolate Glaze for Chocolate Beet Cake


To create pretty, slow drips down the side of a cake, let the glaze cool slightly so it thickens a bit. This glaze is shown on Chocolate Beet Cake, but would complement any cake.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 cup

Photography: Marcus Nilsson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2011


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Bring heavy cream and corn syrup to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan. Pour over chocolate in a bowl, and let stand for 1 minute. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is shiny and smooth. Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Use immediately.

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