Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

World Cuisine European French

This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like.

Servings per recipe: 16
Calories per serving: 142
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 20m


  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)


  • 1   Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Stir in the rum if desired.
  • 2   Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Start at the center of the cake and work outward. For a fluffy frosting or chocolate filling, allow it to cool until thick, then whip with a whisk until light and fluffy.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 10.8g 17%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 6mg  
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 9.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Protein 1.4g 3%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 220IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 10mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 0mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 1mg  
Folate 1mcg