Several weeks ago I reviewed the Duncan Hines Decadent Cake Mixes. They also have a new line called Duncan Hines Amazing Glazes which come in chocolate and vanilla. I was feeling in a chocolaty mood so I mixed up a standard chocolate box cake and decided to try the chocolate glaze on it.
Baking is not my greatest area. As much as I love to cook, baking is just a different thing altogether. I’m not sure why, but I just don’t have the patience for it most of the time. Anyway, I made the box cake, nothing fancy, just a standard 9×13 sheet cake. Then after it cooled for a bit I followed the instructions on the glaze bottle. Take the cap and seal off and microwave 35 seconds. Put cap on, shake for 30 seconds. If need be remove cap and keep reheating in 10 second intervals and shaking in between. I had to do that at least 5 times I think. At this point parts of the bottle were hot also. Once I started to pour I realized there was still some not liquid yet so I had to put it back in again.
I then squeezed out the glaze onto the cake. I thought it would run more than it did, but you can see it stopped short. I considered spreading it, but then I thought it might look odd if I did that so I just let it be and let it sit to cool for half and hour or so. It is not a hard shell type thing at all, but it has sort of a skin to the top of it like a pudding would, although much thinner. Taste is the most important part and it does have a very nice chocolaty taste to it and the texture in your mouth feels fine as well.
Will I buy it? Probably not, because I found it to be kind of a pain to use. However, I think that those of you who like baking and using different toppings might really like this and have more patience and skill with it. Right now you can download a $1 off coupon on the Duncan Hines website also.
Disclosure: I received free samples of this glaze to review for this post. The opinions are strictly my own. Transparency is everything.
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