2 Chocolate Ganache Recipes Guarantee Cakes Like A Pro

If you are chocolate lover, you need to have these recipes!  Making Chocolate Ganache is not as intimidating as it sounds and produces a pure, creamy cake coating you will adore!

If you know ganache, you understand why it’s so amazing.  Just a couple of heavenly ingredients (as high quality as you prefer) and you are on your way to the rich chocolate frosting that is preferred by professional bakers.

Craftsy brings you two recipes for this icing.  One is a spreadable version, which is applied much like buttercream and provides the perfect base for a fondant covering.



The second is a pourable version.  This recipe results in a coating with a glossy sheen like you might find in gourmet bake shops.  It’s a very elegant look.   The best part is that both of these recipes are really so easy and you will love the delicious results!


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Recipes for 2 versions of Chocolate Ganache vary slightly.  Here’s what you need:

For Spread Ganache

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate (62% or higher), chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup (or honey)
  • 6″ round cake that has been assembled, crumb coated, and thoroughly chilled
  • Drip rack
  • Rimmed cookie sheet
  • Ladle (optional)

For Poured Ganache

  • 16 ounces dark chocolate (62% or higher), chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6″ round layer cake (crumb coat optional)
  • Turntable
  • Icing spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • Bench scraper

Visit Craftsy for their amazing pictorials on how to execute each of these icing finishes.


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