I need a Shiny Chocolate Icing recipe for a cake that needs to have a chocolate river running through it. I remember my mom making one (she doesn't remember the recipe....oh drat!) that was a couple squares of unsweetened chocolate, powered sugar and who knows what else, but was so shiny when cooled on the top of a cake. I need tomorrow....so any help would be appreciated. Thanks
just a simple chocolate glaze which is basically powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk...sometimes there is butter in it. It's what you get on top of a boston cream doughnut or bavarian cream donut.
here is an Alton Brown recipe;
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 1/4 cup whole milk, warmed
* 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
* 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Decrease the heat to low, add the chocolate, and whisk until melted. Turn off heat, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Place the mixture over a bowl of warm water and dip the doughnuts immediately. Allow glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving.
here is another random recipe
* 1 tb Vanilla
* 2 oz Semi-sweet chocolate
* 2 c Confectioners sugar
* 2 tb Butter
* 1/4 c Boiling water
Melt chocolate and butter. Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Drizzle overdonuts.
I have literally taken some powdered sugar and cocoa powder without measuring and just added milk until the consistency I wanted (added the cocoa until it was the color I wanted) and it was awesome as a glaze on some homemade donuts I made!
Chocolate ganache with some corn syrup stirred in will dry shiny too.
Thanks for the replies. I'll give it a try.