Sour Cream Ganache Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sour Cream Ganache Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Sour Cream Ganache

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"This ganache makes a super easy frosting that is great for when you have leftover sour cream in the fridge and chocolate chips on hand -- delicious over almond flavored cupcakes!"

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Place the chocolate chips into a glass or metal bowl, and set over the top of a pan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and transfer the chocolate to a medium bowl.
  2. Add the sour cream and vanilla; beat with an electric mixture until smooth and creamy. If you let it cool down too much it will set up, so frost your cake while it is still liquid, or reheat before using.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 13, 2008

I was looking for a recipe for classic ganache to top a chocolate cheesecake with and came across this recipe. Since sweetened sour cream is a classic plain cheescake topping I gave this one a try for my chocolate cheesecake. It was the PERFECT compliment to the rich cheesecake. Dense but not too heavy and sweet but refreshing in compliment to the intense chocolate of the cheesecake. EXCELLENT - thanks for a great recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2008

Not at all what I had hoped for. The sour cream totally overpowerd the chocolate to the point that you almost couldn't taste it. I didn't even use this, I was so disappointed.

 

25 Ratings

Oct 26, 2007

used white chocolate instead and turned out great! i let it cool for a bit and used it for a filling for a carrot cake and then topped off the cake with a cream cheese icing. absolutely fabulous! definitely will be using this again!

 
Dec 24, 2007

I am so pleased with how this turned out! I had an entire container of sour cream that was about to reach its expiration date and I decided this ganache would make a great topping for gingerbread. I substituted white chocolate chips for the regular chocolate. It tastes just like the topping found on carrot cake. Delicious!

 
Mar 02, 2009

I agree with a previous reviewer that the sour cream is overwhelming. I added sugar to it and that improved it, but it was still too sour.

 
Nov 11, 2007

I tried this last week and it was just wonderful. I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave though. I turned on great. Thanks for the recipe KatieMac!

 
Oct 13, 2011

I turned to this recipe when I needed to make a ganache & didn't have any cream. It does have a "sour cream", less sweet taste to it. But it's actually pretty nice! and if you pair it with a sweet chocolate cake, you're good to go! This pipes well. If you want it runny again, just chuck it into the microwave for about 20 seconds. Thanks!!

 
Dec 20, 2010

I really liked this.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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