Mirror Cake Recipe

Mirror Cake Glaze

This mirror glaze gives the wow factor to any cake, a perfectly flawless mirror finish. If you’ve ever wanted to make a dessert to impress this is it! You don’t need any fancy equipment, just a frozen cake.

Mirror Cake

Mirror Glaze

The mirror finish is created by pouring a glaze over a frozen cake. There are many different designs you can create using different colored glazes, gel food coloring, and a spatula. No two cakes will ever look the same.

Mirror Glaze Cake

For the Strawberry and White Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe that I used to top this glaze with click here. You can use any type of cake you would like for this glaze, just make sure it has been frozen overnight.

For a full video tutorial of how to make a Mirror Cake watch the video below.

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Mirror Cake Glaze Recipe
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: Glaze for 1 Cake
  • 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 the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and water to a medium sized saucepan and heat over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour the water into the powdered gelatin and mix with a spoon. Leave to swell for a few minutes.
  3. When the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and water begins to simmer remove from the heat and add the swelled gelatin. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved.
  4. Pour the hot liquid on top of the chocolate chips and leave to sit for 5 minutes to melt.
  5. Use a whisk to stir the glaze until the chocolate has completely melted.
  6. Add the gel food coloring and stir until well mixed. Leave the glaze to cool.
  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. Leave the glaze to set for 15 minutes before using a spatula to remove the drips.
  9. Transfer the cake to the fridge to set for a few hours before serving.


39 thoughts on “Mirror Cake Recipe

  1. It looks so pretty gorgeous… I have to try it πŸ™‚ Will send you a pic when i do . Thanks alot for the recipe and looking forward to more colourful glazes πŸ™‚

  2. This is lovely. Can I use this on shortbread or sugar cookies? Would I need to refrigerate them after applying this glaze?

    1. Yes you can, just make sure to freeze the cookies beforehand. If you’re keeping the cookies for longer than a day or so I would store them in the fridge to preserve the glaze πŸ™‚

  3. Hi!! I would lile to do a vanilla and chocolate cake. Do i jave to freeze it before? Is it necessary to cover it with butter cream before the mirror glace? Thanks!

  4. Thank you for the conversion from metric. I figured it out myself but was unsure. Thank you again.

  5. On the glaze recipe you have 1/2 cup water after the white chocolate chips but didn’t say what that was for. I am guessing it is a typo but want to make sure. Also thank you for putting the recipe in metric and standard measurements! Looks fabulous cannot wait to try it.

  6. Hi,
    If I’m using Gelatin leaves, 5g per leaf. How many should I use? Thank you .

    1. Hi! Have a look at gelatine powder to leaves conversions online. It can vary quite a lot depending on what brand you are using πŸ™‚

  7. Hi… Amazing cake!!!! please help me.. If i want to use agar agar instead of gelatin, what should i do??

  8. Hello. I am a vegetarian, so how many grams of Agar Agar should I use instead of 19g Gelatin?
    And also, can you let me know that how much quantity of glaze was prepared with the above mentioned ingredients?
    Thank You

    1. If you look up a conversion of powder gelatin to agar agar it should tell you how much to use πŸ™‚ I made quite a lot I think about 4 cups

  9. Very nice and easy recepie.can you please share how to give tiger print effect on mirror glaze.I have seen the procedure but no idea what ingredients used for the same .please help.

  10. Hi,

    I tried this recipe, however, it was too sweet for my family.

    It is possible to cut down on the sugar?

  11. Hi, this looks amazing, will give it a go for a couple of kids novelty cakes. I have not made it before. Would it be ok to pour over a frozen cake say Friday night and serve on Sunday? Also, I am making two fairly large rectangular cakes so I would need to multiply the recipe. What would you suggest for a 11″x 15″x 4″ tin? Double, triple glaze per cake ? Thanks.

    1. The glaze is best served the same day, it tends to cloud over within a few days. A day before would work if thats when you have time. The cake I glazed was a 7 inch so I would 1 and a half or double the recipe to cover. There is a lot of wastage with this glaze so I wouldn’t triple the recipe

  12. Hi Carina,
    Does this need to stay refrigerated? I plan on using a layer of sponge in the middle of this cake and don’t like to serve cold sponge as it can seem dry when it’s cold. Is it ok to leave it out for an hour before serving it?

    1. Hi Amy

      Yes it’s fine to leave it out of the fridge for even half a day or so, just make sure it’s in a cool environment (not in the sun) and it will be fine.

  13. Hello.thanks for the recipe and the tutorial.
    Please can I do without the chocolate in the glaze without it affecting the outcome

    1. Hi! You’re welcome πŸ™‚ No I wouldn’t remove the chocolate from the glaze as this would change the consistancey. You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you would like to instead.

      1. Hi carina .thanks for the quick reply.if I use dark chocolate can I still use any food colouror would the dark chocolate affect the colour I’d use.for instance yellow

        1. Hi! If you were to use dark chocolate you wouldn’t be able to change the colour of the glaze as the chocolate is too strong. To change the colour you can only use white chocolate. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

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