Easy Chocolate Ganache Recipe
Learn how to make this easy chocolate ganache for dipping, drizzling, or frosting. This is the most simple recipe!
Servings: 16 servings
- 8 ounces (113g) semi-sweet baking chocolate (see note)
- 1 cup (237ml) heavy whipping cream
Chop chocolate into small pieces. The smaller the chop, the faster it melts. Place in a medium sized heat safe bowl.
Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium low heat until it just begins to simmer (don't let it boil).
Pour hot cream over chocolate. Let sit 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth and all chocolate is melted.
To use as fondue: Use the warm ganache as a dip.
To use as a dip, drizzle, or glaze: While warm, frost cupcakes with a thin layer (it's not pipable at this stage). Or use as a dip for fruit or drizzle for cakes and pies.
For pipe-able chocolate frosting: Let sit at room temperature until the mixture cools to room temperature (it will thicken slightly). Place in a pastry bag and pipe onto cupcakes as desired.
To use as truffles: Chill ganache until firm. Use a cookie scoop to scoop 1 tablespoon size balls. Roll cold ganache into uniform balls and dip in chocolate or coat as desired.
To make whipped ganache frosting: Place cold ganache in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat until fluffy. Ganache will lighten in color. This will take a few minutes - longer if you're using a hand mixer. At this texture you can pipe the frosting using your desired frosting tip.
- Use a good quality chocolate (baking chocolate) that is at least 56% cacao (semi-sweet). Percentage varies by brand.
- Be sure to use heavy whipping cream (no substitutions).
- Store ganache at room temperature for up to 2 days, however if you feel more comfortable you can store in the refrigerator then reheat to thin if needed.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg