Chocolate Ganache

Posted on May 16, 2014
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*
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!
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  • Linda May 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    These look so good I can almost taste them! ALMOST! So you need to send them to me STAT!

    Linda in VA

  • Catherine May 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    That really looks good! blessings, Catherine

  • Ordinary J May 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Look super delicious! Never tried any one of Ina’s recipe. This one looks easy enough for me:)

  • The Cookie Puzzle May 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I too can eat Nutella by the spoonful! This Ganache looks AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks and sounds wonderful.

  • Mallory Lanz May 19, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Oh, Delicious! A good ganache should be in every baker’s arsenal!

  • Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon May 22, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love this recipe.


  • Michele Reynolds May 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Yum! I’ve always wondered what ganache was? Pinned

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