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Easy Chocolate Ganache

Makes 3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)

Total (including cooling) Time
40 mins

For a shiny, dark, sophisticated, ultra-chocolaty frosting for just about anything baked--from cupcakes to cakes to cookies--you can't go wrong with chocolate ganache. It also happens to be ridiculously easy, and you can double these amounts if you want more ganache. Be sure to use a chocolate bar, not chocolate chips, for a smooth, shiny ganache.

This recipe goes with: Toasted Almond and Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream Pie

 1 1/2 cups chopped semisweet chocolate
 1 tablespoon salted butter
 2 tablespoons whipping cream
Step 1

Put chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. In 20-second bursts, microwave and butter, stirring after each burst, until two-thirds melted, about 1 minute. Whisk until melted, then whisk in cream. Let cool.

Step 2

Make ahead: Up to 4 days, chilled (microwave in 20-second bursts to liquefy again).

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 118Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.2g13%

Saturated Fat 4.9g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 10mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g5%

Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Protein 0.9g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.