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Best Chocolate Ganache Recipe
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5 from 4 votes

The BEST Chocolate Ganache EVER

Best Chocolate Ganache Ever made with just 3 ingredients & yields the silkiest, smooth & rich ganache. You MUST TRY my recipe- the "secret" ingredient makes my chocolate ganache incredible! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Chocolate Ganache
Servings: 24
Calories: 68kcal


  • 16 oz chocolate {roughly 2 2/3 cup}
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • Pour chocolate in a medium sized glass or ceramic bowl. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in cream when butter is just about melted.
  • Increase heat slightly and using a whisk, stir constantly, but gently. Heat until mixture just barely comes to a boil.
  • Pour cream over chocolate in the bowl. Cover with a lid (or a plate) for 3-4 minutes. Begin stirring gently, combining the chocolate with the butter-cream mixture. After just a minute or two of stirring, all the chocolate is melted and you've got a smooth chocolate ganache!
  • Let the mixture sit from 5-15 minutes, depending on how "drippy" you want the chocolate. If you're putting the ganache on brownies, it can be pretty cool and still spread well. For cakes, you'll want it to be warmer so that it will run and cover the cake. Feel free to gently pick up your baked goods and tilt them slowly in one direction or another to spread the ganache.


**Let's talk chocolate for a moment here. I recommend using different types of chocolate to suit your needs. If you're serving the dessert to a bunch of adults who love dark chocolate, you can create a more bitter tasting ganache by using a higher amount of darker chocolate. {The % on chocolate refers to the amount of cocoa, which is not sweet.} the bitterness is okay because often you're using the ganache to cover something very sweet, so the two balance each other out. For my ganache, I used 10 oz of 60% cocoa chocolate and the remaining 6 oz- which is 1 cup- of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips. Semi-sweet has a 35-50% cocoa ratio. Taste the ganache once it's done and if you deem it too bitter, you can add in 1/4 cup powdered sugar or 1-2 tablespoons of corn syrup. Note that these additions will change the consistency slightly though, so try to get the sweetness right using the chocolate instead! If you're new to making ganache, I'd stick with all semi-sweet chocolate.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg