Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! There are a couple of things that I have a serious weakness for, and that I could just eat with a spoon; for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. You know what I mean?? One of them is Nutella of course, another is homemade whipped cream, and the last one is chocolate ganache. This thick, smooth and silky chocolate sauce is a great alternative to classic frosting, and this version isn’t overly sweet, but has great depth of flavor thanks to the addition of the coffee! Grab a spoon, because you’re going to want to taste this!
(Recipe from Ina Garten)
*Makes enough for 12 cupcakes*
YOU WILL NEED
8oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
To make the ganache, set a heat-proof bowl with the heavy cream, chocolate chips and the instant coffee granules over a pot of simmering water. Let the all the ingredients melt, stirring the mixture occasionally. The ganache is ready once the mixture has a thick, smooth and silky texture. Take your cupcakes and dip them into the ganache one by one, swirling them around to get the whole top coated, then let sit for a couple of minutes until the ganache has set. (*Note: if you prefer a sweeter ganache, you can use milk chocolate chips instead, as this isn’t a very sweet ganache. Also, cut down the coffee granules by half if you don’t want a noticeable coffee flavor.)
Happy Baking, Everyone!