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Chocolate Ganache

The easiest way to frost cakes and cupcakes or add a fancy drizzle to any dessert!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate
Author: Emily ~ Garlic & Olive Oil


  • 8 oz semi-sweet Chocolate Chips about 1 1/3 cups
  • 3/4 c Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Liqueur such a Grand Marnier
  • 1 T Butter for extra shine
  • 1 1/2 tsp Brewed Coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor


  • Heat chocolate chips and cream in a double boiler.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla at the very end, off the heat.
  • The more you stir, the shinier it will be.
  • Pour warm liquid over cake, or dip cupcakes to cover


If cooled to room temperature ganache becomes a spreadable filling and can be whipped to make frosting. Refrigerated ganache can be scooped and rolled into truffles.