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Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Learn how to make this delicious chocolate ganache. This ganache recipe can be used in a large variety of desserts to give it that final touch of flavor
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 or enough to top 1 cake
Calories 399kcal
Author Dina



  • Place 12 oz of semisweet chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl.
  • In a saucepan, bring 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream to a slight boil/simmer then pour it right over the chocolate chips making sure that all the chocolate is fully submerged in the hot cream. Then use a whisk to mix it together until it's fully emulsified.
  • Once the heavy cream is mixed in well, add 4 Tbsp melted unsalted butter.
  • Once the butter is melted, mix in 4 Tbsp honey. If you end up with small bits of chocolate, strain the chocolate through a mesh sieve to ensure a smooth ganache.
  • Use the ganache for coating cakes or as chocolate fondue and dip fruits in it.


  • Use good quality chocolate- For the best ganache, use a pure baking chocolate bar or high-quality chocolate chips. Baker and Ghirardelli are good brands for this.
  • Chop your chocolate with a serrated knife- If you have to chop up a chocolate bar or larger chocolate chips, use a serrate knife as it chips away at the hard chocolate better than a smooth blade.
  • Submerge the chocolate- If your chocolate pieces or chips are small enough, they should melt right away once you submerge them in the hot cream. This means less stirring and a smoother consistency.
  • Repurpose your leftover ganache- Whip it into frosting, add milk and make some hot chocolate, or spread it on top of homemade brownies. Chocolate ganache never goes to waste!


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 667IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg