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Chocolate Ganache

Ever wondered how to make chocolate ganache? We've got your back.This smooth satin chocolate ganache will bring a touch of elegance to even the most basic cake. A simple garnish such as fresh fruit adds the finishing touch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/4 cups


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

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  • RosanneMack
    Jan 25, 2020

    Every recipe I see for ganache has a different ratio of cream to chocolate. How can they all be so different for just 2 ingredients? help

  • 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
    Nov 28, 2013

    Family loved this on a chocolate pie!

  • keely27
    Apr 3, 2012

    No comment left

  • Conniecampbell
    Jan 30, 2012

    quick easy good

  • alshissler
    Nov 21, 2011

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  • 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!