Easy Chocolate Ganache

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For a shiny, dark, sophisticated, ultra-chocolaty frosting for just about anything baked--from cupcakes to cakes to cookies--you can't go wrong with chocolate ganache. It also happens to be ridiculously easy, and you can double these amounts if you want more ganache. Be sure to use a chocolate bar, not chocolate chips, for a smooth, shiny ganache.

This recipe goes with: Toasted Almond and Chocolate Toffee Ice Cream Pie

Makes 3/4 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)

Ingredients

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1 1/2 cups chopped semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon salted butter
2 tablespoons whipping cream

Preparation

Total (including cooling): 40 Minutes

Put chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. In 20-second bursts, microwave and butter, stirring after each burst, until two-thirds melted, about 1 minute. Whisk until melted, then whisk in cream. Let cool.

Make ahead: Up to 4 days, chilled (microwave in 20-second bursts to liquefy again).

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 118
Caloriesfromfat 63 %
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 4.9 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Sodium 10 mg
Cholesterol 6 mg