Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Have this rich chocolate ganache ready in 15 minutes – a beautiful glaze made with whipping cream and semisweet chocolate to top your cakes with!

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cup whipping (heavy) cream
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  1. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over low heat until hot but not boiling; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in chocolate until melted. Let stand about 5 minutes. Ganache is ready to use when it mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon. It will become firmer the longer it cools.
  3. Pour ganache carefully onto top center of cake; spread with large spatula so it flows evenly over top and down to cover side of cake. Glazes 13x9-inch cake or top and side of 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake.
Makes 12 servings, about 1 1/4 cups ganache
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ganache is a very rich chocolate glaze made with semisweet chocolate and heavy cream. If you glaze the cake on a cooling rack with waxed paper underneath the rack, the ganache will drip over the side of the cake and the extra drips will fall onto the waxed paper. When the ganache hardens, just slide the cake onto your serving plate—easily and neatly.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 5mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.