- 8-10 oz Semi-sweet chocolate (preferably chocolate chips as they melt faster)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp Butter (if you don’t use cream, butter has to be an equal part of the chocolate)
- Instant coffee powder—1 tsp (optional, to bring out the rich chocolaty flavor)
- Since there are only 2 ingredients for the ganache, make sure you have a good quality cooking chocolate; otherwise it will make your cake taste bad.
Chocolate ganache is that rich and gooey layer of chocolate that makes cakes, macarons, and truffles come alive. Chocolate ganache is a delicious concoction of chocolate and other ingredients has become an important component of any baking venture. This recipe of chocolate ganache easy takes just about 10 minutes to prepare.
This recipe is quite healthy because you haven’t added any extra sugar in it, the semisweet chocolate has low amounts of sugar and the butter is optional so you can make it even healthier by not adding any.
How to make Chocolate Ganache
Whenever you are using chocolate ganache, always ensure that it is just warm enough to be easily poured. If the ganache starts to become stiff, use the double-boiler technique to melt the ganache; fill a saucepan with water and bring to boil. Placea bowl of ganache over boiling water and turn the flame to simmer. Stir as the chocolate melts from the heat of the steam and warms through.