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Dip Your Cupcakes in Chocolate Glaze

No frosting, no problem. Use a two-ingredient chocolate glaze to top your cupcakes instead.
By Published May 10, 2022

It’s kind of impossible to improve upon a classic cupcake. Fluffy cake, topped with the perfect amount of frosting—what’s not to love? But sometimes, I’m just not into frosting. Enter: chocolate glaze.

When developing a chocolate cupcake recipe for My First Cookbook, we talked a lot about the frosting. Frosting cupcakes with kids is a fun project, but it is also a project. Giving their cupcakes a quick dunk in a bowl of chocolate glaze was much easier for our kid testers to do than frosting them with a traditional frosting. That left us with a chocolate glazed cupcake recipe easy enough for a 5- to 8-year-old to tackle and an easy new cupcake-topping option for me too. 

We make our chocolate glaze with a simple mixture of ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted in the microwave for 2 minutes on 50 percent power and stirred to combine. After dipping the cupcakes, the glaze sets and hardens, ready to serve. 

I personally love the chocolate-on-chocolate combo, but you can use this simple glaze to top your cupcake of choice. 

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