4.91 from 11 votes
Review Recipe


Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This chocolate ganache frosting is a luscious and decadent dessert topping with the perfect balance between sweet and chocolatey.
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  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream

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  1. Place chocolate chips and butter in a large bowl.
  2. Heat the heavy cream either on the stove or in the microwave until almost boiling.
  3. Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and butter. Allow to sit for 5 minutes without stirring.
  4. Whisk until completely smooth and shiny.
  5. Cool to room temperature (this may take about an hour, but you can leave it at room temperature for longer).
  6. Whip the ganache with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  7. Spread or pipe onto cooled cake or cupcakes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 133, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 89mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 220%, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 0.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Chocolate Ganache Frosting