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This recipe makes a delicious and creamy ganache filling, that's light as air, not too-intense and will definitely bring you to chocolate heaven! It's also very easy to make, can be made ahead and you will NOT regret it. The amount of chocolate used depends on the type of chocolate. Recipe makes enough to fill and frost a 3-layer cake. Recipe by Alice Medrich, the dark chocolate goddess.
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- 1Place chopped chocolate in a medium-sized bowl.
- 2Heat heavy cream and sugar (if using) in a large heavy saucepan over med-hi heat until it simmers gently.
- 3Immediately pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir gently until the chocolate is mostly melted.
- 4Let stand for 15mins to be sure all chocolate is melted.
- 5Stir ganache gently until perfectly smooth, let cool.
- 6Cover and chill for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight (it must be very cold or it will curdle when it's whipped; ganache can be made up to 4 days ahead).
- 7When you're ready to assemble the cake (and NOT before), whip ganache until it's stiff enough to hold a nice shape and seems spreadable (Don't overwhip; overwhipped ganache looks granular, so watch carefully).
- 8Spread whipped ganache immediately, as it will firm as it sits.
- 9NOTE: if using 50-60% bittersweet chocolate, use 8 oz of chocolate and omit the sugar; if using 60-64% chocolate, use 7 oz of chocolate and omit sugar; if using 66-72% chocolate, use 6 oz and add the optional sugar to give the ganache a bit of'lift'.
- 10If you're just using this as a filling, halve the recipe.
- 11If you're glazing the cake with a chocolate glaze, chill the filled cake for at least 1 hour (up to 2 days) before glazing.
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Nutritional Facts for Whipped Chocolate Ganache Filling (or Frosting)
Serving Size: 1 (663 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 469.2
- Calories from Fat 452
- Total Fat 50.3 g
- Saturated Fat 31.3 g
- Cholesterol 186.3 mg
- Sodium 51.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 2.7 g