Rich Chocolate Ganache

Rich Chocolate Ganache


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Chocolate ganache is a critical foundation recipe that is then used in a multitude of applications including, cake icing, fillings and even to make truffles.


Serves: 16 

  • 300g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum, optional

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching carefully to ensure it doesn't overflow. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate and whisk until smooth. Stir in rum, if desired.
  2. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Start at the centre 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.

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Reviews (2)


like the cake i just made...gone in 60 seconds..... - 29 Jun 2009


It was ok, I had to add more cream as it was too rich and I added no rum. I used the beater to thicken it a little and after refrigeration overnight it was like a chocolate mouse. Very chocolately but I liked it - 31 Aug 2012

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