34 Reviews

I think that the taste is good BUT for a first time cook it might be confusing trying to convert 5 1/3 ounces of butter to tablespoons. I made this make and I am not a first time cook so with that said my ganache came out very buttery and my chocolate seperated but somehow I was able to salvage it and managed to still ice my cake (there was NO WAY I was gonna let a whole pound of chocolate go to waste). Also, this recipe makes ALOT of ganache.

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Chef Sarita in Austin Texas August 10, 2009

This is the one I have been looking for. Bittersweet chocolate made all the difference! Thank you for this easy recipe.

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windywood June 15, 2003

Consistency was perfect. Liquidy while pouring it on, shiny and fudgy when cooled. But the taste was not good for me. Overwhelming, sticky, not at all sweet. Perhaps a sweet chocolate as opposed to bittersweet would have helped...

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Food Snob in Israel January 27, 2016

Oh yum! Glanced at the recipe...didn't even notice it called for ounces of butter instead of tablespoons-oops! I'm confident in the kitchen, but this is the first time I've made ganache. I used 5 1/3 T butter, the pint of cream, and chocolate to color/taste. I probably used about a pound of chocolate...maybe a bit more. The taste is rich & fabulous, the color is a creamy dark brown, and I hope I have leftovers!

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michelle s. December 12, 2015

Made exactly as the recipe states. Too oily. Once cooled, it won't even stick to your finger, it just slides off once the heat from your finger melts it. I tried another recipe that uses a tablespoon of butter and it turned out much better.

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swein563 March 26, 2012

I had a bit of a hard time with this recipe. It turned out pretty good, but it was more work than other recipes I've tried. I used semisweet mini chocolate chips. The chocolate took a long time to melt, and it started boiling before all the chocolate chips were melting. I (tried to) pipe the ganache into raspberries and strawberries. It was not quite cold/thick enough but it ended up tasting delish.

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Emmelyn Stieb July 06, 2011

This tasted awesome. A deep, not too sweet chocolate crown for your cake! I personally think it was too much butter. The next morning there were actually like tiny pools of butter in the ganache. I was able to easily smooth it out, but could have probably been avoided with less butter.

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tara portee January 28, 2011

This was delicious.

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BetterOffBread June 14, 2010

I used this ganache to fill a chocolate birthday cake (#2496). The cake was amazing. People commented specifically on how good the ganache was.

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MarinasDaddy January 03, 2010

this was really really good. i used organic fair trade chocolate and i mixed it in my cake mixer. very very nice.

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Maya's Mama December 30, 2009
Dark Chocolate Ganache