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Chocolate glaze

Chocolate Glaze (for Donuts, Cake, & More!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup icing 1x


This easy chocolate glaze is perfect for chocolate glazed donuts, cookies, cakes and more! It takes just 5 minutes to whip up.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream (or milk)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water (or milk)


  1. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl (use a sifter or simply a fine mesh sieve; this helps to break up any chunks).
  2. Slowly whisk in the cream and vanilla to make a smooth, pourable glaze, stirring constantly until it comes together. Stir in the water (or milk) if necessary. (If using milk instead of cream, use 4 to 6 tablespoons milk and skip the water.) If the glaze is too sticky, add a teaspoon more water until it comes to a smooth, thick consistency. Use for dipping donuts, or drizzle with a fork across cookies, muffins or cake (makes enough for at least 12 donuts).
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegan