Chocolate Ganache

Ganache is a smooth mixture of chocolate and cream. This beautiful and easy chocolate frosting is another option if you’re bored with the buttercream thingy. I got this recipe from Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Ganache Frosting.

As Martha said: “Achieving the perfect consistency can be tricky, if the frosting becomes too firm to spread, reheat in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until it begins to melt around the edges, then remove from the heat and stir until smooth”.

The original recipe produces a big batch of ganache. The ingredients below are a quarter batch from Martha’s recipe and perfect to frost about 16 cupcakes.


  • 114 gr good quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1/16 cups corn syrup

How to Make

  1. Pour the cream and corn syrup in a saucepan, and bring them just to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Pour the cream mixture over the chocolate. Let it stands without stirring, until the chocolate begins to melt.
  4. Stir the melted chocolate into cream mixture, until everything’s combined and smooth.
  5. Refrigerate, and stir every 5 minutes, until frosting can hold its shape. It will be slightly lighter in color. The ganache will continue to thicken if you stop stirring.

– it can be used to frost 16 cupcakes-


About Dinda

A mum, a home cook, and a notary-to-be. Hoping to open her very own cake shop.

One response to “Chocolate Ganache

  1. Pingback: Easiest (and of course, Tastiest) Chocolate Cupcakes « koekjes kitchen

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