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Chocolate Ganache

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Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Ganache is a mixture of chocolate and cream, melted together and used to glaze or fill a cake, whip into a fluffy frosting, or fill truffles. The simplest recipe is 8 ounces chopped chocolate whisked with 8 ounces hot heavy cream until totally combined and shiny; this ganache will be easily pourable, and will be very soft when set. Ganache may be made thicker by adding a higher percentage of chocolate.

At a glance

2 1/2 cups, or enough to ice a 9" or 10" cake
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 2/3 to 2 2/3 cups semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped*
  • *The more chocolate you use, the thicker the ganache will be.


  1. Heat the cream (and corn syrup, if you're using it) in a saucepan or in the microwave, until the mixture begins to steam.
  2. Pour over the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir — at first slowly, then more vigorously — until the chocolate is completely melted. If necessary, reheat very briefly to soften any remaining hard bits of chocolate. Flavor to taste (see "tips," below), if desired.
  3. Use ganache while the chocolate is still warm, but has begun to thicken. Reheat if it thickens too much as you work.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 43g
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 170
  • Calories from Fat 13g
  • Total Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.