Yield: 16 servings

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Chocolate Ganache Frosting is an easy way to make your cakes and cupcakes scream with flavor. Homemade ganache gets whipped into a light fluffy frosting in this easy recipe.


  • 1 chocolate cake, prepared in 9-inch round pans
  • 2 packages (11.5 ounce each) milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate candy for garnish


  1. Prepare chocolate cake in two 9-inch round pans. You can use a boxed mix or this dark chocolate cake recipe. Allow cakes to cool completely.
  2. For the ganache, heat a double boiler or medium saucepan with an inch of water. Place double boiler on top of saucepan (or use a glass bowl). Add chocolate and heavy cream to bowl. Stirring constantly while melting, stir until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and place in refrigerator for about one hour, or longer.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and using a stand mixer with whisk attachment, beat melted chocolate ganache on high until light and fluffy. Immediately spread frosting on cake. ENJOY.


  • Stove top method: If you are making this on the stove top, always use the double boiler method. Chocolate can scorch if directly heated and it won't be pretty (or delicious).
  • How to use a double boiler. Heat your small saucepan with about an inch or two of water. The steam will heat the double boiler placed on top. Put the chocolate and cream in the top bowl and stir until smooth.
  • DO NOT remove the double boiler from pot until the ganache is smooth and creamy. You don't want to get any moisture in with your chocolate or it may seize.
  • Microwave method: Start with a clean, dry glass bowl. Add your chocolate and cream and heat for one minute. Stir your ganache and heat in 15 second increments until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
  • Brownies: Spread ganache frosting over our favorite brownie recipe.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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