Easy chocolate glaze that hardens and doesn’t crack when sliced.

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Sometimes you just want a nice easy chocolate glaze topping that’s easy to make and doesn’t crack when sliced. This is perfect for topping and glazing a traybake, covering chocolate eclairs, shortbread fingers, and more.

Chocolate Tray bake with an easy to slice hardened chocolate topping.

I used this chocolate glaze topping for a chocolate tray bake and a Chocolate cake with a Hazelnut chocolate spread filling.

Let me know how you get on and what you used the topping for.

Easy chocolate glaze that hardens and doesn't crack when sliced.

A really easy topping that doesn't crack when set.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Lynn Hill


  • 200 g dark chocolate roughly chopped
  • 90 g unsalted butter


  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Leave to one side to cool a little.
  • Pour the chocolate over the top of the cake while still in the baking tin. Or as desired.
  • Before it sets completely, use a fork to create a zig zag pattern in the chocolate.
  • Score the chocolate topping into individual slices to make it easier to slice when ready to eat.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3.9% | Calcium: 1.4% | Iron: 11%

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