This ganache thickens as it sits; you want it pourable but thick enough to coat the cake.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan until bubbles begin to appear around edges (scalding); pour over chocolate. Let stand 5 minutes, then stir until smooth. Set aside at room temperature until cool but pourable, stirring occasionally.

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Reviews (6)

106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 43
  • 2 star values: 28
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: Unrated
05/06/2015
For different uses, try this ratio guide. Layer cake filling and thick glaze: 1:1, equal parts chocolate and cream. Chocolate truffles: 2:1, two parts chocolate to one part cream. Soft icing and pourable glaze: 1:2, one part chocolate to two parts cream. Parts means ounce weight. I love this, it's so much better than traditional frostings. As one option, you may consider using a little confectioners sugar to stiffen it and aid in spreading on vertical surfaces, a little bit though!
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
I made the recipe according to the directions and it came out perfect. I needed a pourable ganache for covering Easter egg cakes, and this was exactly the right consistency. I used a gravy ladle to pour the ganache over the egg cakes. It made a nice shiny coating on the cakes. I put them in the refrigerator overnight and decorated the next day. It tastes wonderful with yellow cake.
Rating: Unrated
01/05/2014
I made this icing and it didn't thicken up. It tasted wonderful though.
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
Sorry you must have done something wrong or maybe your heavy cream wasn't good cuz mine came out too thick I had to add more cream. I used semi sweet chocalate chips and it came out so good
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
Sorry you must have done something wrong or maybe your heavy cream wasn't good cuz mine came out too thick I had to add more cream. I used semi sweet chocalate chips and it came out so good
Rating: Unrated
02/28/2009
I don't think I did anything wrong, but this came out really, really thin. I had to add more chocolate. I think next time I will only use 1/2 cup of cream instead of 1-1/2 cups.
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