Chocolate ganache

    20 min

    This is a rich dark chocolate ganache that has loads of uses. It can be whipped to use as a filling or icing, or simply poured over any cake you like.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 250g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
    • 235ml double cream
    • 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to the boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to the boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Stir in the rum if desired.
    2. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Start at the centre of the cake and work outward. For a fluffy frosting or chocolate filling, allow it to cool until thick, then whip with a whisk until light and fluffy.


    Chocolate ganache
    Chocolate ganache

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    Quick and easy to make, I left out the dark rum, not by choice but simply because I forgot to add it!!! Even so it still turned out totally decadent. Will certainly be using this recipe again.  -  07 Feb 2010


    simple to make and very yummy, i used half milk chocolate so it wasnt too sweet for the children and it turned out really well  -  18 Jun 2012


    Made this to go on my partners Birthday cake. So easy to make looks fab and tastes amazing.  -  22 Sep 2012