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Chocolate Ganache


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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • kredhead
    Mar 12, 2019
    Super good. Can use butter in a pinch. So easy.
  • anna
    Feb 18, 2017

    easy and delicious

  • LeslieH
    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.

  • NanZim
    Dec 14, 2015

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

  • Spedcat
    Dec 31, 1969

    Family loved this on a chocolate pie!

  • Conniecampbell
    Jan 30, 2012

    quick easy good

  • dongreenfield
    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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