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Ganache in a glass bowl.

Chocolate Ganache

This easy Chocolate Ganache recipe requires only 2 ingredients! Perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes or making truffles.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate ganache
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1453 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 cup 6 oz. good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate bars
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. Place chocolate in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Pour cream into a saucepan and heat up just until simmering. Do not boil it! You can also do it in a heat-proof dish, in the microwave, in 20-second increments.
  3. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes. Do not stir.
  4. Whisk the mixture until dark and smooth.
  5. Cool to use in a recipe.

Recipe Notes

  • You can add a dash of salt or instant coffee granules to intensify the flavor of chocolate. 
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  • The calorie amount is for the whole amount of ganache. The serving size depends on what dessert you use it for.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Ganache
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1453 Calories from Fat 1017
% Daily Value*
Fat 113g174%
Saturated Fat 67g419%
Cholesterol 174mg58%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 1110mg32%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 66g73%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1839IU37%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.