Chocolate Wine Glaze

Chocolate Wine Glaze

Super simple and so yum!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword wine glaze
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup red wine, such as cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate


  1. Combine the butter, wine, and confectioners sugar in a medium saucepan.

  2. Gently bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour in chopped chocolate and stir to incorporate. Once chocolate glaze has cooled a bit (about 5 minutes), strain the glaze. (The easiest way to do that is place cheesecloth over top of a mason jar, press down for an indentation, then secure with a rubber band and pour.)
  5. Remove cheesecloth and bits of chocolate and pour strained glaze over chocolate cake.