chocolate mirror glaze

Chocolate Mirror Glaze Recipe

How to make beautiful, shiny mirror glaze for your cakes! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate mirror glaze
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
cooling 20 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 330 kcal
Author Elizabeth Marek


Chocolate Mirror Glaze

  • 350 grams good quality dark chocolate
  • 40 grams cocoa powder
  • 120 grams water
  • 300 grams sugar
  • 200 grams sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 100 grams cold water
  • 15 grams powdered gelatin


Chocolate Mirror Glaze Instructions

  1. Make sure you have these tools on hand: Fine mesh strainer, thermometer, immersion blender

  2. Combine chocolate and cocoa powder in a large heat proof bowl and set aside. 

  3. Sprinkle gelatin powder over the second quantity of water and let bloom for 5 minutes. 

  4. Place first quantity of water, sugar, sweetened condensed milk in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 

  5. Add in bloomed gelatin and stir until completely melted and remove from the heat. Add in your vanilla. 

  6. Pour the mixture over chocolate/cocoa and let stand for 5 minutes then whisk to combine. Use the immersion blender to remove any remaining chunks or unmelted chocolate. 

  7. Pass the mixture through the mesh strainer to remove any bits of chocolate or gelatin

  8. Let the mixture cool to 90ºF before pouring over your frozen cake. Place frozen cake on top of a bowl or small cake pan inside a larger pan to catch the extra glaze. Trim of the drips with a hot knife and transfer to a plate. Enjoy within the hour or refrigerate. Keep in mind your glaze will lose it's shine after 24 hours so if you want it to stay shiny, I recommend glazing the day of delivery. 

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mirror Glaze Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 68g76%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.