Cocoa mirror glaze

Cocoa mirror glaze
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Cocoa mirror glaze ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 c Heavy Cream
  • 1 1⁄2 T Honey or corn syrup
  • 1 1⁄2 c Cocoa
  • 1 1⁄2 c Sugar
  • 3 t Unsalted butter
  • 2 T vanilla

Cooking Cocoa mirror glaze

1. To make glaze: Place cream in a heavy bottomed suacepan over low heat.
2. Stiri in honey or corn syrup.
3. Sifti together the cocoa and sugar and add to the pan. Add butter.
4. Stir mixture over low heat for about 10 minutes, until smooth.
5. Do not boil.
6. Stir in vanilla.
7. Pass glaze through fine strainer.
8. Use while still warm.
9. Makes 3 cups.
10. (leftover glaze will keep for a week in a sealed container in the refrigerator).
11. to glaze cake: Place cake on cardboard base that has been trimmed to fit bottom of cake, including a hole in the center.
12. Place on cake rack positioned over a baking sheet.
13. Pour warm chocolate glaze generously over cake to coat completely.
14. Refrigerate for 30 min. until glaze is set. If desired, reheat remaining glaze and repeat process to give the cake a second coating.
15. Chill to set glaze.
16. Refrigerate cake until ½ hour before serving.
17. Optional chocolate sauce: reheat remaining glaze and thin with 2-3 tb of heavy cream.
18. Serve sauce with cake.
19. Optional cocoa cream frosting: chill remaining glaze for about 30 min. or until just beginning to firm up. Whipi until light and fluffy.
20. Place in piping bag and decorate cake.

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