-The Basic Recipe

At least one Ganache recipe should be in every chocolate lovers' recipe box. This one is a standard recipe, ideal for coating a chocolate cake, pouring over a cake, layering a cake, or for filling truffles.

To make it a little easier, consider this recipe one to be used as a creamy chocolate filling or covering for your desserts. A Ganache recipe ready for you to use.

Ganache Covered Chocolate Cake

Pronunciation: guh-NAWSH

According to, Ganache is a French term referring to a smooth and velvety mixture of chocolate and cream. Its origin is a little unclear, but it is believed to have been invented around 1850.

Some say it originated in Switzerland where it was used as a base for truffles. Others say it was invented in Paris at the Patisserie Siravdin.

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Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound + 12 ounces chocolate

1 1/2 ounces liquid glucose

7 fluid ounces fresh whipping cream

(...yes, it's very rich!)

First, melt the chocolate. The temperature of the melted chocolate should be 105 degrees.

In a saucepan, melt the liquid glucose and the fresh whipping cream. Bring the mixture to a boil.

In a mixing bowl, combine the boiled liquid glucose and cream with the melted chocolate.

Once the mixture has cooled, put it into a container with a lid and place in the refrigerator.

This recipe keeps very well for six months in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.

It can also be frozen successfully for up to nine months.


Making Chocolate Ganache: The right way!

From: DorchesterCollection.
Time: 2.46 mins
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Preparing to Layer a Cake

Before using the chocolate filling to coat or layer a cake, it must be refrigerated and allowed to sit for 24 hours.

When you're ready to layer or coat your chocolate cake, remove the chocolate filling from the refrigerator and allow it to reach room temperature, (about 60 degrees Fahrenheit), so it softens up.

Once it is softened, use a mixer on high speed to beat the softened mixture. This step is important because it allows air to penetrate the filling, giving it a lighter and airier quality. The color of the mixture will also change to a more pale shade.

Now it's time to use the softened chocolate filling to layer or cover your cake.

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