Chocolate Ganache Recipe

If you love chocolate, you will love this easy basic recipe for chocolate ganache. There are so many uses for this recipe. You can use it for fruit, frosting and fillings also.

Ganache+ingrediants Chocolate Ganache Recipe

I make this several times a month and put some in the freezer. You can leave it at room temperature for a few days or refrigerated for a few weeks.

You can also make truffles from the ganache by adding flavorings. I will have a tutorial on this soon.


1 2/3 cup heavy cream
(1 stick of butter) optional
12 oz of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate

1 teaspoon of vanilla or flavoring of your choice


Chop your chocolate into fine pieces and place in a glass bowl or use a food processor (if you are using a processor, just continue to place everything inside after heating cream.)
In heavy saucepan bring cream to a boil.
Pour cream over chocolate and whisk to melt the chocolate.
Add flavoring. Put in glass bowl and let cool to room temperature. This may take a few hours.
You can refrigerate covered for several weeks and heat up or let stand at room temperature to use.

Chocolate+Ganache+food+processor Chocolate Ganache Recipe

There are really so many recipes, but almost all contain cream and chocolate. The rest are just bonuses.

ganache Chocolate Ganache Recipe
Ganache+Cupcake Chocolate Ganache Recipe

I generally like to ganache my cupcakes then you can frost them. The ganache keeps them from drying out to soon. 

Let me know what you like to add to your ganache recipe. 

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  1. jamiegall1930 says:

    One word; YUMMMMMM!
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  2. Dear god, this look so good! I love chocolate ganache! I always thought it was really difficult to make… but it does not seem so bad, I'll give it a try!
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  3. mouthwatering and easy to do ~ birthday celebration next week for my husband and I know he'll love this (as well as his friends)!
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  4. I've never made this but am now inspired. I hadn't realized you could freeze it -then defrost for *cupcakes*. Great idea.
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  5. Okay, this is a LOT easier to make than I have always thought. Thanks for the enlightenment!

  6. Just when I thought nothing could make cupcakes any better :) Thank you for the ganache recipe!
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  7. Alexis Grace says:

    Oh wow. I love chocolate ganache. This may not been something I should have read first thing in the morning…..