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White bowl filled with chocolate ganache.
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5 from 8 votes

Chocolate Ganache

Looking for the perfect chocolate filling, topping, and more for your favorite desserts? This Chocolate Ganache is just the thing!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1048kcal


  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate1 finely chopped
  • 8 ounces heavy cream


  • Chop the chocolate into fine pieces and place in a medium metal or glass bowl.
  • Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat and pour over the top of the chocolate in the bowl. Allow It to sit for 4 minutes before mixing.
  • After the 4 minutes have passed, whisk together the cream and chocolate until a rich chocolate ganache forms.
  • Use right away or allow it to cool to desired consistency.


  1. Increase the chocolate to 16 ounces for a thicker consistency if using it to make truffles or a tart.
  2. Do not use light cream or half & half.
  3. Shelf Life: 
    • Room Temperature: 2 days
    • Refrigerator: 4 weeks
  4. Nutritional information is per cup of ganache, this recipe yields around 2 cups total.


Calories: 1048kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 85g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1724IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 7mg