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Chocolate Ganache Recipe

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This smooth satin chocolate frosting will bring a touch of elegance to even the most basic cake. A simple garnish such as fresh fruit, mint leaves or edible flowers adds the finishing touch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

135 calories: 2 tablespoon, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .

Directions

  1. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth.
  2. For a pourable ganache, cool, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches 85°-90° and is slightly thickened, about 40 minutes. Pour over cake, allowing some to drape down the sides. Spread ganache with a spatula if necessary to evenly coat, working quickly before it thickens. Let stand until set.
  3. For spreadable ganache, chill, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches a spreading consistency. Spread over cake. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Chocolate Ganache in Complete Guide to Baking 2004, p139


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LeslieH
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Easy to make, rich and delicious. Used on contest winning moist chocolate cake from this site. I found that it did not need 40 minutes to set up for pouring, but more like 15 to 20 minutes."

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NanZim
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Quick, easy, and delicious. I used it to glaze a cheesecake."

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Spedcat
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"Family loved this on a chocolate pie!"

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Conniecampbell
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"quick easy good"

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dongreenfield
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"This was a very easy recipe to follow. I had extra Ganache and so I dipped some strawberries and they came out great!"

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