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Easy Ganache Recipe

This recipe makes the most easy ganache recipe and requires only two ingredients! Use as a glaze or as a spreadable frosting or filling for baked goods.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips use good quality
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup optional
  • 2 tbsp salted butter optional


  • Place the chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl. Add the cream, light corn syrup and butter to a small saucepan and let cook over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from the heat when the butter melts and the cream becomes frothy and begins to bubble, 5-7 minutes.
  • Immediately pour the hot cream mixture over top of the chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk the chocolate and cream until the mixture is creamy, free of lumps and deep brown in color. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, whisk until creamy and spread onto cooled baked goods.


  • Try this recipe with white chocolate for entirely different, yet still creamy and delicious flavor.
  • Use dark baking chocolate for a super rich frosting.
  • Let the ganache sit in the fridge for up to an hour for a thicker sweet sauce.
Chocolate chips - Use either dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips to make ganache and use a high-quality brand for the best end result.
Heavy whipping cream - Do not replace the heavy cream with any other variety of milk!
Light corn syrup - This is an optional ingredient for this recipe and adds a glossy shine when using the ganache as a glaze.
Butter - Another optional ingredient for ganache, butter helps to make it nice and shiny and also to harden.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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