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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 330kcal


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

  • Make sure you have these tools on hand: Fine mesh strainer, thermometer, immersion blender
  • Combine chocolate and cocoa powder in a large heat proof bowl and set aside. 
  • Sprinkle gelatin powder over the second quantity of water and let bloom for 5 minutes. 
  • Place first quantity of water, sugar, sweetened condensed milk in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 
  • Add in bloomed gelatin and stir until completely melted and remove from the heat. Add in your vanilla. 
  • 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. 
  • Pass the mixture through the mesh strainer to remove any bits of chocolate or gelatin
  • 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. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg