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Simple Chocolate Glaze

This easy chocolate glaze is made with just two ingredients: chocolate and butter. This glaze can be used to make chocolate glazed donuts, top eclairs, or drizzle over pound cake!Pin it for Later »

Chocolate glaze drizzled over pound cake

Simple Chocolate Glaze Overview

This easy chocolate glaze can be made in less than 5 minutes and is the perfect all purpose glaze for all of your baked goods! Melting the chocolate in the microwave for the glaze makes this fool proof!

This simple chocolate glaze does harden up slightly so it is perfect for making chocolate glazed donuts or for dipping eclairs. You can also drizzle it over pound cake or bundt cake!

How to Make Chocolate Glaze


You can start with chocolate chips or chop the chocolate into uniform pieces so that they melt evenly. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.


Heat the chocolate in short bursts in the microwave, stopping and stirring about every 15-20 seconds. Stop heating the chocolate when it is almost completely melted but there are still a few solid pieces.


Remove the melted chocoalte from the microwave and add the butter pieces. Stir until the mixture becomes a smooth glaze. Use immediately.

Uses for Chocolate Glaze

Easy Chocolate Glaze

Easy Chocolate Glaze

Yield: About 1 cup
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

This basic chocolate glaze recipe can be used to glaze donuts, dip eclairs in, or drizzle over bundt cake. This glaze comes together in as little as 5 minutes! 


  • 6 oz (168 gr) bittersweet chocolate chips or chocolate chopped into roughly even pieces
  • 6 TBSP (3 oz, 84 gr) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Set the cook time to 2 minutes and start the microwave. Do not step away. Stop the microwave every 15-20 seconds and stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula. At first, the chocolate will still be solidified, but this will help to evenly distribute the heat.
  3. As soon as the chocolate is almost completely melted with only a few solid pieces left, remove it from the microwave. This will likely not take the full 2 minutes.
  4. Add the butter to the bowl and stir. The heat from the melted chocolate will melt the butter and the solid chocolate pieces to create a smooth glaze. Use immediately.


Note: It is very important to stop the microwave and stir the chocolate every 15-20 seconds in order to not burn it. 

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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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11 comments on “Simple Chocolate Glaze”

  1. I meeean…chocolate and butter. That’s pretty much heaven.

  2. Does this “harden” at all?  Or does it stay runny?  Im planning on adding decorations to the sides of the cake and dont want them sliding 

  3. Can you use coco instead of chunks of chocolate?

  4. Name is lisa not liss .thought I hit the A lol

  5. Can I use white chocolate with this recipe?

  6. This was good. Was a little thick for drizzle, so didn’t run down and most if it stayed on top.. but it was shiny. I put some raspberries on top and it was very pretty and tasted good.

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