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Chocolate Ganache

 Chocolate Ganache
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.
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


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


  • Place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring
  • cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth.
  • 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.
  • For spreadable ganache, chill, stirring occasionally, until mixture
  • reaches a spreading consistency. Spread over cake. Yield: 1-1/4
  • cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 135 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.