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Dark Chocolate Ganache

15 mins

1 1/2 Cups

What you are creating

A good dark chocolate ganache recipe is an absolute necessity!! Use our ganache as a glaze, whip it with your favorite icing, or use it as a rich hot fudge sauce for your favorite ice cream! It also great as a filling in French Macarons, and as a cake filling or poured icing.


Homemade whipped dark chocolate ganache is a luxurious and decadent treat that combines the rich flavors of dark chocolate with the light and airy texture of whipped cream. To make this indulgent dessert, start by heating heavy cream until it's just about to boil, then pour it over chopped dark chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes to melt the chocolate. Gently stir the mixture until smooth and glossy, then let it cool to room temperature. Once cooled, whip the ganache until it becomes light and fluffy. The end result is a velvety smooth and intensely chocolatey concoction that can be used as a frosting, filling, or simply enjoyed on its own.

 Step-by-Step Directions on How to Make the Ultimate Dark Chocolate Ganache

  1. Place whipping cream in a small sauce pan.

  2. Set heat to medium and bring to a simmer.

  3. Place the chocolate in a medium size heatproof bowl.

  4. Pour the whipping cream over the chocolate.

  5. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.

  6. Slowly stir to blend.

  7. Add the butter and dash of salt and whisk until the ganache is smooth.

Scroll down for a video on how to make whipped Chocolate Ganache!

  • 2/3 cup heavy (40%) whipping cream

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Dash of salt

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Step-by-Step Video Directions on How to Make the Ultimate Dark Chocolate Ganache

A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted


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