Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a classic ganache; wonderful on any cake and always an appropriate choice:)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped


  1. Pour the cream into a small, heavy saucepan; place over moderately high heat until the cream begins to boil.
  2. Remove pan from heat; add the chocolate, shaking the pan so all the chocolate gets immersed with the cream.
  3. Let stand for 1 minute, or until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Beat the mixture with a large, heavy spoon until the mixture is smooth and well blended; transfer to a small bowl.
  5. Let mixture cool to room temperature; whip with an electric mixer on high speed until it thickens and forms soft peaks.
  6. Frost as desired, swirling the frosting into small peaks.
  7. The frosting will be soft at first, but will thicken up upon standing.


Most Helpful

Delicious! Oh my, words don't do justice.

CoffeeMom November 19, 2006

I use this recipe a lot if I want a chocolate coat on my cakes. It is very rich. Fortunately it's not overwhelmingly sweet like the fake "back of the box" Buttercream recipe: butter, 4 cups powdered sugar. This is a much better and more classic substitute. Caution: work fast with this frosting. It will stiffen when cool. That is the nature of whipped ganaches.

Ray Sarmiento January 04, 2005

This is SINFULLY DELICIOUS! I used this on a fresh strawberry cake and it was gone in seconds! Sooooo soooooo good!

Charishma_Ramchandani October 31, 2003

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