The Best Mirror Cake Glaze

This mirror glaze is a super easy, shiny and fun recipe, made when pouring chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and gelatin over frozen cake.

Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mirror glaze, mirror glaze cake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 servings


  • 1½ Cups | 300g Granulated Sugar
  • ⅔ Cup | 200g Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ Cup + 1 Tablespoon | 150 ml Water
  • 2 Tablespoons | 19g Gelatin Powder
  • ½ Cup | 125 ml Water
  • 2 Cups | 350g White Chocolate Chips
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Frozen Cake


  1. Add sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and water to a medium-hot saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Pour the water into the powdered gelatin and mix it with a spoon. Let it swell for a few minutes.

  3. When the sugar, sweetened condensed milk and water start to simmer, remove from the heat and add the swelled gelatin. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved.

  4. Pour the hot liquid over the chocolate chips and let them melt for 5 minutes.

  5. Stir the glaze with a whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.

  6. Add the food colouring gel and stir until everything is well mixed. Let the glaze cool down.

  7. Once the glaze has cooled to 37C | 90F pour it over the frozen cake which is on top of a cup sitting on a tray to catch the drips.

  8. Let the glaze last 15 minutes before removing the drips with a spatula.

  9. Put the cake in the fridge before serving and let it rest for a few hours.