Good Morning America Recipes

Chocolate Ganache

The Cake Mix Doctor's Easy Desserts

GMA Recipes Dessert
|
Servings:8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This frosting can be used on the cake of your choice. This recipe makes two cups, enough to thinly frost a two- or three-layer cake.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon liqueur (such as Grand Marnier, framboise or peppermint schnapps *optional)
  • Cooking Directions

    Place the cream in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring. Meanwhile, place the chopped chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the liqueur, if desired.

    To use this ganache as a glaze, let it stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before spooning over a cooled cake. To use the ganache as a frosting or filling, let it stand at room temperature for four hours, or chill it until it thickens and is spreadable.

    The Cake Mix Doctor, c. 2000

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: semisweet chocolate, cream

    Course: Dessert


    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Buddy's Chocolate Ganache
    Rich Chocolate Filling
    Sherry Yard's Master Ganache
    Chocolate Treat from Spago's Pastry Chef
    Ganache Chocolate Truffles
    Candy Recipes from Rebecca Kolls
    Chocolate Macaroons for Passover
    An Almond Cookie Filled With Silky Chocolate
    Chocolate Craqueline Mousse Cake
    An Impressive Cake From the Spago Menu
    Chocolate Fantasy Cake
    Emeril's Flourless Chocolate Cake
    Carla Hall's Pumpkin Chocolate Cake
    An Unexpectedly Delicious Combination
    Milk Chocolate Caramel Tarte
    From Eleven Madison Park to Your Dinner Table
     
    Latest Recipes on 'GMA'
    Foodspotting
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus apple crisp is shown here.
    Karen's Apple Crisp Crunch Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's sweet apple dessert.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    More Ways To Get GMA
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS