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How to Make Chocolate Ganache

chocolate Ganache recipe

If you are looking for a rich, chocolate glaze that is perfect for cakes and desserts you are going to love this easy chocolate Ganache recipe. 
Course Chocolate, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate ganache, chocolate glaze
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Calories 909kcal
Author Lauren


  • 3 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a boil.
  • Once it is boiling, remove the heavy cream from the heat. Add the chocolate to the saucepan.
  • Using a whisk, stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the ganache is smooth.
  • Next, stir in the vanilla extract. and mix well. Then transfer the chocolate glaze in to a small bowl.
  • Cover the top of the bowl with the chocolate glaze with a piece of plastic wrap.
  • Let the chocolate ganache cool for about 10 minutes before pouring or spreading over your cake.


This recipe will make enough chocolate ganache to put on top of a 9 inch round cake. 


Serving: 1batch | Calories: 909kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 46g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 5mg