chocolate cake iced with chocolate ganache topped with strawberries and blueberries

Chocolate Ganache

Southern Desserts

This decadent chocolate ganache is quick and easy to whip up. It’s the perfect topping for a pound cake, layer cake, or a drizzle on top of frosted cupcakes.

For alternatives, switch out the semi-sweet morsels for white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate.

This ganache also works in your fondue pot, as a dip for fruits, cookies, or bite-sized cubes of cake.

Rich and sweet, this chocolate ganache is sure delight you.

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Chocolate Ganache

This chocolate ganache is the perfect decadent topping for your chocolate cake or vanilla cake.
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 133 kcal


  • 1 Medium size pot with lid


  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Stirring occasionally, bring heavy cream to simmer on stove top.
  • Once it starts to simmer, remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips.
  • Make sure all chips are covered.
  • Put lid on chocolate chips to retain heat and let sit without mixing for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and using a whisk start swirling the chocolate chips in the center, moving outward until smooth.
  • Once velvety, let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes (uncovered).
  • Pour over your cooled cake.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 226IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, frosting, ganache, icing
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