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 the recipe). This will fill and frost a 10 inch 2 layer cake, including a bit of border trim along the edge and bottom that I put through a decorating tube. I usually use this on Groom's cake made with Devil's Food cake and sometimes I whip the ganache after filling the cake to frost it. This makes the chocolate lighter in color, but in no way detracts from the flavor. I have used it straight without whipping and that is just as good and a bit more glossy. I usually put chocolate curls on the top of the cake for a finishing touch. This is a very simple recipe, and always turns out perfect. It's the only one I will use, unless I want the ganache runny, then I will use the Pro Ganache recipe from this sight. It doesn't set as well and is good when you need it to run down edges and around plates that the dessert sits on.
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This is by far the very best ganache recipe I have tried from Allrecipes.com, and I have tried...