Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I named this for my sister-in-law, Jeni, after our misadventures making ganache. The recipe actually comes from the Pillsbury Cookbook. It's the easiest recipe ever, and is delicious, too! I always put it on my birthday cake. Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine chocolate and cream.
  2. Mix and melt together, until chocolate is completely melted, and mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter.
  4. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours, or until cold, stirring every now and then.
  5. With wooden spoon or mixer, beat mixture until thick and creamy, and of desired spreading consistency.


Most Helpful

I made half a recipe of ganache. Like another reviewer, I didn't follow the directions, but I mainly wanted the amounts of cream to chocolate. I boiled the cream in the microwave in a glass measuring cup (about 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH), then I poured the chocolate chips and butter in the hot cream. I let the mixture sit about 5 minutes, so the chips could melt, then I stirred it all up. I put in fridge to harden, so I could decorate the top of a chocolate peanut butter torte (#355398). It took about an hour to harden enough so I could put it in a ziploc baggie and pipe it on the torte. My husband was eating it out of the measuring cup. Hehe! This is an awesome recipe. Thanks for posting it!

Greeny4444 January 30, 2011

God Bless You for posting this fabulous EASY recipe. I have looked high & low for an easy ganache recipe and finally found it here. The only thing I did differently was to let it set out in the pan for just about half hour and then poured on my cake. Thanks once again for taking the time to post this.

VikingJuice February 13, 2010

Excellent! I frosted the cake with it, then put raspberries on top. Melted the ganache to a liquid consistency and then drizzled it over the top. It got rave reviews from my friends, I will definitely make this again!

pdx_penguin May 13, 2009

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