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Perfect Chocolate Ganache

Make this 2-ingredient, 5-minute perfect chocolate ganache and you'll be pouring it over everything from cakes to ice cream sundaes! This easy, versatile ganache recipe can also be whipped into an icing or turned into the most decadent chocolate truffles.

Yields 2 cups     adjust servings

Preparation 5m Total Time


  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces whipping cream


  1. Chop the chocolate and place it in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture begins to steam. Do not simmer or boil.
  3. Pour the warm cream over chopped chocolate in a bowl. Stir gently to cover all the chocolate. Let it sit for 5 minutes, melting the chocolate slowly. 
  4. Whisk or stir the cream and chocolate together gently until it's combined into a smooth ganache. Flavor it if you'd like (see below), or add a bit of corn syrup for extra shine.


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