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Everything you ever wanted to know about making Chocolate Ganache! A simple, two-ingredient recipe for a delicious frosting, filling, drip, or glaze. | livforcake.com
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Chocolate Ganache

How to make Chocolate Ganache! A simple, two-ingredient recipe for a delicious frosting, filling, drip, or glaze. | livforcake.com
Course Dessert
Cuisine Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 1541kcal
Author Olivia

Ingredients

Firm Filling/Frosting - Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • 600 g dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 300 g heavy whipping cream or double cream

Firm Filling/Frosting - Milk Chocolate Ganache

Firm Filling/Frosting - White Chocolate Ganache

Drip/Soft Filling/Whipped Ganache/Glaze - Dark Chocolate Ganache*

  • 2 oz dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 2 oz heavy whipping cream or double cream

Drip/Soft Filling/Whipped Ganache/Glaze - Milk Chocolate Ganache*

Drip/Soft Filling/Whipped Ganache/Glaze - White Chocolate Ganache*

Instructions

Chocolate Ganache:

  • Place finely chopped chocolate into a glass or metal bowl.
  • Scald the cream by bringing it just barely to a simmer. Pour over chopped chocolate.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand 2 mins. Stir gently with a spatula until combined and smooth.
  • Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ganache. Allow to cool and thicken before using. Do not refrigerate.

Firm Filling/Frosting:

  • Let ganache firm up overnight at room temperature. Use as is as as a filling and/or frosting.

Drip/Soft Filling/Whipped Ganache/Glaze:

  • Allow ganache to cool completely and thicken slightly before using as a drip. I let mine cool and thicken overnight, then warm it in the microwave for 3-5 seconds before using.
    * Note that the amounts shown are enough to make a drip. You will need to increase the amounts to make a filling, whipped ganache, or glaze.

Notes

The volume of ganache for the filling/frosting should make enough to fill and frost a two layer 8" cake.
The volume of ganache for the drip is enough to do a drip on a 6" cake.
If you want to do a glaze all over a cake or cake roll, use the Drip proportions but increase the amounts. Pour the glaze over a fully frosted chilled cake (place a cooling rack on top of a parchment-lined baking sheet and place the cake on that before pouring the ganache over -- makes for easier cleanup).

Nutrition

Calories: 1541kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 122g | Saturated Fat: 72g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 1505mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 1548IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 24mg