How to make Ganache | Easy Chocolate Ganache Recipe

>>  Monday, February 4, 2013

For the second day of making basic things, I decided to share this chocolate ganache that I made a while ago. I made this as a frosting for the chocolate cake I did during the Bakeathon. I fell in love with this ganache. While making this, I remembered the time I saw another person making it during a cooking show that I judged. It was fun seeing the contestant having all these things ready with her and making it during the showtime. She made an eggless chocolate mocha cake with with chocolate ganache, deadly combination right. 

Well during the bakeathon, I remembered that it's been a while since I made either and ended up making it again. I always love ganache and it's a pity I don't make it often. Well having my baking mojo back, I was glad I made this again. This is sorts of basic if you are baking, so I guess I can safely call this a basic still. 

That chocolate cake was so moist and delicious and on top having this frosting, literally ensured the cake disappearing fast.

Chocolate Ganache

Semi Sweet Chocolate, chopped - 3/4 cup
Heavy Cream - 1/2 cup
Butter, unsalted - 2 tbsp

How to make Chocolate Ganache

Roughly chop the chocolates and melt it in mw for 30 sec until it's soft. 

In a thick bottom pan, heat the butter and then add the cream. Bring to boil, simmer and add the melted chocolate, stir well. After couple of minutes, remove and let it rest. 

When the chocolate becomes warm, beat the ganache until creamy, smooth. The ganache normally sets well when it is cooled and beaten well.

If you are using this as frosting over a cake, use a spatula or knife and spread the ganache over the cooled cake. You will see a shine on the top after the ganache has cooled completely well.


Instead of adding the chocolate to the cream mix when it's still on the stove, you can remove and add. I have done both ways and have not found any difference.

Also when you add the ganache to the cake when it is still hot, you will find it as only a sauce and not a thick cream. Allow it to cool and then you will find that it become a nice thick layer over the chocolate cake.

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Nisha Sundar February 4, 2013 at 12:38 AM  

Valli.. This looks so tempting.. The glistening sauce on top of the moist cake makes me grab that spoon.. Wonder why I hate chocolate :( :(

Manju Modiyani February 4, 2013 at 12:54 AM  

I didnt know ganache is so simple to make..thanks for sharing

Sandhya Ramakrishnan February 4, 2013 at 1:47 AM  

This is such a needy post for me. I was looking for a Ganache recipe to fill my macaroons. Now this will be it. Any idea whether the ganache should be cold or in room temp to coat inside the macaroons?

Priya February 4, 2013 at 2:57 AM  

Ganache is one of my fav sauce, i do it quite often before whenever i cook chocolate cake,beautiful and silky ganache.

Arthy Suman February 4, 2013 at 5:47 AM  

Shininh looking ganache...i make it the same way....

divya February 4, 2013 at 6:54 AM  

wow...looks soooooo tasty..

sushma February 4, 2013 at 8:55 AM  

Wow good one Valli. What I usually do is melt the chocolate chips and apply it on cake as froasting before it cools. I was wondering why am I not able spread it on cake when it is cooled. This post will help in next time.

Saras February 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM  

Simple but needy post Valli..Thanks for Sharing...

kausers kitchen February 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM  

Looks yummy...beautifully made ...thnx fr sharing.

Padmajha PJ February 4, 2013 at 2:37 PM  

I have always wanted to make this but never did till now. Looks so easy. Gona try this soon...

Suma Gandlur February 5, 2013 at 12:24 AM  

I have never made this too but would love to have it as atopping for baked chocolatey stuff.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi February 5, 2013 at 3:28 AM  

my lil one likes this choc cake with ganache! I totally agree that it is an easy breezy one!!

Chef Mireille February 5, 2013 at 9:59 AM  

ganache is my fave type of choc sauce

rekhas kitchen February 5, 2013 at 11:13 AM  

I never tried Ganache looks so tempting Bookmarking it Valli..

Archana Potdar February 5, 2013 at 10:33 PM  

Can I have the cake?

Nivedhanams Sowmya February 6, 2013 at 11:22 PM  

would love to have a slice!!! so tempting and this ganache is soooo good!!!
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Pavani February 8, 2013 at 7:03 AM  

Simple ganache makes everything it is on so decadent and delicious.

Manju February 8, 2013 at 9:59 AM  

Easy way to topping and attract my kids.

Gayathri Kumar February 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM  

I have seen the preparation of ganache but haven't tried it yet. Your cake has given me some inspiration to try...

The Pumpkin Farm February 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM  

and it now reminds me of the conversation we had about this....:), u r right, this looks absolutely perfect, will try this method next time

Preeti Garg February 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM  

Look so tempting... Love this melted chcolate

Anonymous July 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM  

Where can i find potassium sorbate in mumbai or navi mumbai?

Srivalli July 23, 2013 at 8:22 AM  

Anon I have no idea abt potassium sorbate in mumbai. Sorry

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