Chocolate Ganache for Cakes

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15min


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If you are a chocolate lover this is the perfect recipe for you. The ganache is rich and is perfectly matched with the touch of brandy.

Sandra Bennett

Ingredients
Serves: 10 

  • 200g good quality dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
  • 50g chilled butter, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brandy

Directions
Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Stir chocolate, cream, butter and brandy in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Allow to cool and thicken slightly before spreading over cake.

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Reviews (5)

mermaid8mermaid
6

i advise to let his cool and thicken for a long time before icing your cake...it had cooled and thickened before i put it on the cake, but not long enough apparently...i had a chocolate disaster in the kitchen, it ran off the sides of the cake onto the plate and then the bench, it was everywhere and all over me!!! let it get really thick before you attempt to spread it on the cake... this is one of the yummiest icings i have ever had!! i omitted the brandy - 21 Jul 2010

Paperhorse
2

Disaster! Did not set at all, I would not add better to a ganache again. Not even 3 cups of icing could thicken this flop! - 12 Mar 2011

Icing_disaster
1

My kitchen is ruined. i made buttercream icing added blue dye and i ended up with blue metallic gunk!!! then when i made this it tasted funny and i found out that the cream was off!!! :S so my cupcakes are ruined! and so is my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 07 Aug 2010

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