Chocolate Ganache Frosting for Cake

Chocolate Ganache Frosting for Cake - My love affair with chocolate continues with this unabashedly rich and chocolaty frosting. There’s something so decadent about sticking your finger into frosting and eating it straight from the bowl! We all have memories of stealing a spoonful of frosting while helping Mom cook, so you get a dose of nostalgia and deliciousness in one when you make this.

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24
Chocolate Ganache Frosting for Cake

Ingredients for Best Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips

How to Make Easy Chocolate Ganache for Cake:

  1. Combine the cream and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high till very hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chocolate chips. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  2. For Chocolate Ganache Glaze: Use immediately as a pourable glaze.
  3. For Chocolate Ganache Frosting: Allow the mixture to cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high till light and flossy.

Recipe Note
Leftover ganache may be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for 1 week. Reheat at a low temperature to make it spreadable or pourable.

Variations
Mocha Glaze
Add 1 to 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder to the glaze.
Mint-Chocolate Glaze
Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract to the glaze.
Boozy Chocolate Glaze
Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of liqueur of your choice to the mixture after the chocolate has melted; stir until well blended.

Dietary Considerations
Egg-Free
Vegetarian
Macros
73% Fat
0% Carbs
3% Protein
Per Serving
Calories: 76
Total Fat: 6g
Total Carbs: 6g
Net Carbs: 0g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 0g
Protein: 1g

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