Chocolate Ganache

chocolate ganache
Photo: Johnny Miller
Makes 3/4 cup ganache

Chocolate ganache is versatile enough to be a filling or a frosting, depending on how you prepare it. Try this chocolate ganache recipe as a filling for French Macarons. Use the ganache immediately to ensure a smooth chocolaty spread.


  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 3 ½ ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped (preferably 70 percent cacao)

  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened


  1. Bring cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour cream over chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Let stand for 2 minutes. Add butter, then whisk mixture until smooth. Let cool, stirring often. Use immediately.

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