Mmm… doughnuts! Whether you consider the sweet rings of perfection breakfast or dessert, there are few things more satisfying than sinking your teeth into a fresh doughnut.
That’s why we’re here to teach you how to make a delectable chocolate glaze. It’s perfect for homemade baked goods—such as these classic cake doughnuts—or elevating a package of store-bought treats.
Psst! Ever wonder what doughnuts from around the globe look like? Find out!
How to Make Chocolate Glaze for Doughnuts
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Sprinkles, optional
Step 1: Prep the sweet stuff
In a small saucepan, bring the whipping cream and corn syrup just to a boil. Then, while the cream and syrup are boiling, place the chocolate in a small, heat-proof bowl.
Pro Tip: If you haven’t already, check out our guide to making homemade doughnuts.
Step 2: Add the chocolate!
Once the cream and corn syrup are steadily bubbling, turn off the stove. Carefully pour the mixture over the chocolate. Add the vanilla extract. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Let the chocolate glaze cool for about 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens to a spreadable consistency.
Step 3: Time to glaze
To glaze the doughnuts, use an offset spatula (like this one) to spread a few teaspoons of icing over each fresh pastry. Finish with sprinkles, if desired.
You might end up with better doughnuts than the best doughnut shops in every state!
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