Watch Jacques Torres Make a Mesmerizing Mirror Chocolate Glaze [Video]

Pastry Chef Jacques Torres has been a legend in the artisan chocolate world for decades. But the latest trend in the world of sweets? It’s all about the mirror glaze. In this quick, one-minute video, Mr. Chocolate himself shows you how to make an enviable mirror chocolate glaze for a cake that commands everyone’s gaze.

Mirror Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Mirror Chocolate Glaze Recipe


1½ cups (360 ml)


  • 9 g powdered gelatin
  • 125 g water plus 3 tablespoons water (separated)
  • 225 g sugar
  • 130 g heavy cream
  • 30 g cocoa powder


1. In a small bowl, combine the gelatin and the 3 tablespoons water and let bloom for 5 minutes.

2. In a small saucepan, bring the 125 g water and the sugar to a boil.

3. Add the cream and cocoa and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Add the gelatin, mix thoroughly, then let cool to about 75 F (24 C).

Note: If rewarming the glaze, be sure to bring it to at least 93 F (34 C).

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