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Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Transform dreamy, creamy Chocolate Ganache into a spreadable frosting! This stuff is a little slice of chocolate heaven and goes great on all types of baked goods, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, frosting, ganache
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 110kcal


  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet baking chocolate or bittersweet baking chocolate, approx 8 oz
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp salted butter


  • 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 chopped 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.


This frosting works great in a piping bag and it’s also fun to spread using an offset spatula. The creaminess is almost indescribable. Are you understanding how in love I am?
If you don’t have baking chocolate on hand, replace it with 2 cups of good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips and skip the bittersweet chocolate.
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 an even thicker frosting.
If you are looking for a thinner frosting with more of a glaze consistency, consider making plain chocolate ganache instead.
To achieve a buttercream consistency, wait until the frosting has completely cooled to room temperature and whip the ganache with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg