Chocolate Frosting, Glaze, and Sauce Recipes
Make 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.
Cocoa powder and a generous amount of bittersweet chocolate layer rich chocolate flavor, while cream cheese and creme fraiche add extra creaminess and balance the sweetness. This frosting is perfect for any cake or cupcake.
Adding a little light corn syrup to a ganache of chocolate and heavy cream makes it sleek and shiny. Pour it over a Bundt or any other cake for a dramatic finish.
Easy Fudge Sauce
Heavy cream, butter, sugar, two kinds of chocolate, and a hint of vanilla give this simple recipe the extra-rich, chocolaty flavor you’ll remember from childhood.
A delicious and diet-conscious alternative to traditional chocolate toppings, espresso powder intensifies chocolate’s flavor while skim milk cuts down fat and calories without compromising texture or flavor. Drizzle this ganache over angel food or any other cake for a guilt-free indulgence.
With only four ingredients and two steps, this alternative to store-bought varieties is easier to make than you think. It’s irresistible spread on French bread or between cookies, and can also be used as a cake filling.
Hot Fudge Over Vanilla Ice Cream
Concoct the ultimate hot fudge sauce in just 15 minutes by combining cream, butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup with cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate. Drizzle it over vanilla ice cream and add your choice of sundae toppings.
Chocolate and Vanilla-Bean Ganache
Honey and fresh vanilla beans enhance the flavor and texture of this unique ganache. It makes a wonderful filling for thumbprint cookies, but would also be delicious as a glaze for any cookie or cake.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Put a new spin on classic buttercream by incorporating melted dark chocolate. This irresistibly smooth and fluffy frosting is perfect for topping any cake or cupcake.
Chocolate syrup is thinner than chocolate sauce and is generally used to make chocolate milk, milk shakes, and egg creams, but it is also terrific spooned over ice cream.
Chocolate Maple Sauce on Maple-Walnut Ice Cream
A generous amount of maple syrup gives this chocolate sauce a unique flavor. It perfectly complements maple-walnut ice cream, but would be delicious over just about flavor of any ice cream of frozen yogurt.
This classic ganache recipe has just three ingredients: chocolate, heavy cream, and a pinch of salt. Use it to fill tartlets, glaze cakes, frost cupcakes, and fill whoopie pies -- or any other way you can think of.
Hot Fudge Sauce
With only three ingredients, this hot fudge recipe is a snap to prepare. Sweetened condensed milk makes this sauce extra rich, and two kinds of chocolate make it fudgy.
Chocolate Chip Frosting
Reinvent basic buttercream by adding chocolate chips and use it to frost cakes, cupcakes, and more. The extra crunch and burst of chocolate will make this a favorite with kids and grown-ups alike.
Ultimate Chocolate Frosting
Cocoa powder lends this frosting a deep chocolaty flavor, while milk and a generous amount of butter make it particularly rich and give it the perfect thick and smooth consistency for frosting layer cakes.