Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

"This smooth satin chocolate frosting will bring a touch of elegance to even the most basic cake. A simple garnish such as fresh fruit, mint leaves or edible flowers adds the finishing touch."
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20 m servings
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  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with cream over low heat. Remove from the heat. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally.
  2. For a pourable ganache, cool until mixture reaches 85 degrees F-90 degrees F and is slightly thickened, about 40 minutes. Pour over cake, allowing some to flow down the edges to completely coat. Spread ganache with a spatula if necessary to evenly coat, working quickly before it thickens. Chill until set.
  3. For spreadable ganache, chill until mixture reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread over cake. Chill until set.

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The measurements are good - the method.... well, I learned to make ganache at a chocolate shop. Heat the cream on Med. heat until it jusssssst quivers on the top. Then pour it over which ever...

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Tried making this with half and half (didn't want to make a trip to the store). A complete failure--it wouldn't set up (thicken) even after a prolonged period in refrigerator. Stick to the ori...

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The measurements are good - the method.... well, I learned to make ganache at a chocolate shop. Heat the cream on Med. heat until it jusssssst quivers on the top. Then pour it over which ever...

This is by far the very best ganache recipe I have tried from Allrecipes.com, and I have tried several. I usually use 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips and 2 cups heavy cream (which is triple t...

Very rich and decadent. If you're going to make this, you have to use a good quality chocolate or the true taste and texture will be off. I used this as a filling for a torte. In order to do ...

Love this- so yummy. I wanted a white chocolate ganache (to go over a dark flourless chocolate cake) so I used (real) white chocolate chips, chopped. I brought the cream to a boil first, and t...

Good, basic reference recipe for ganache. For most uses a good rule of thumb is one part chocolate to one part cream, although the ratio can be toyed with depending upon its purpose. Even tho' ...

what a hit recipe. the simplest ganache. to get smooth shiny coat on your cake: pour while warm, tilt your cake to spread the ganache, do not use any spatula.

WOW...this was SO GOOD (and decadent too!). I had never done a ganache before and used this to top Cream Cheese Pound Cake I from this site. I ended up using Lindt 100g bar of Madagascar 65% c...

I was bummed when I ran out of powdered sugar for frosting. Relieved when I found this recipe. In heaven, when I tasted it. Just used good ol' Nestle chocolate chips and it was delicious.

Fabulous! This made my cake especially fudgy and it looked beautiful. I'm terrible at icing cakes, but this just laid perfectly on it, so much less work for me for a much prettier icing. Than...

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