Every sponge cake is more beautiful and tastier if it is decorated with the right glaze. Chocolate glaze is versatile, used for both sponge cakes and cupcakes.
Chocolate Sponge Cake Glaze
It is easy to make: mix half a cup of sugar with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. Add 3 tablespoons of milk. Mix well and put it on low heat.
Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and the glaze begins to bubble. Remove from the heat to cool. As it cools, the glaze thickens and must be used quickly.
Before glazing, you can add a piece of butter - about 30-50 grams and beat it with a mixer. This way, the glaze will become softer and lighter like milk chocolate.
This glaze is suitable for decorating biscuits such as mushrooms, chestnuts, it can also be used for muffins and for all desserts that require a thick and well-holding glaze.
Lemon Glaze for Fruit Sponge Cakes
Necessary products: 2 lemons, 10 tablespoons of sugar, 100 milliliters of water. Lemons are scalded, cut into pieces and blended in a blender. Add sugar and water.
Method of preparation: Boil over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. The glaze is more liquid, so before pouring it on a cake or other baked goods, it should be placed on a rack to drain the excess amount of glaze.
Effective Butter Sponge Cake Glaze
Necessary products: 200 grams of butter, 200 grams of sugar, 1 vanilla.
Method of preparation: Mix all the ingredients with a wooden spoon until a fluffy cream is obtained. It can be flavored or colored by adding 100 grams of strawberries or raspberries mixed with 1 tablespoon of sugar, the juice of a quarter of a lemon and grated lemon or orange peel towards the end of the mixing.
Butter glaze with a hint of liqueur
This glaze has an irresistible scent.
Products required: three-quarters of a cup of butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of liqueur.
Method of preparation: Beat the butter well with a wooden spoon, adding the sugar gradually, pour the milk and liqueur. Everything is mixed well and the glaze is ready to use.
Now you know how to make the perfect sponge cake glaze, here's how to make an irresistible one: