Chocolate Ganache Icing

Chocolate Ganache Icing


"This frosting recipe quickly makes a rich, creamy, and dark chocolate icing with just bittersweet chocolate, brandy, butter, and heavy cream."


25 m servings 194 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt chocolate, cream, butter or margarine, and brandy together until smooth. Allow to cool a little before spreading liberally over cake.
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  1. 102 Ratings


Excellent! The only change I made was to add 2 Tbsp. corn syrup to the ganache after I removed it from the heat. The frosting was creamy, smooth, and shiny...just what I was looking for. When ...

How wicked is this!! melted chocolate in microwave, then added butter and cream last. Used freshly brewed coffee with teaspoon of sugar to balance the bitterness instead of alcohol. I bought da...

DELICIOUS rich and chocolately, and sooo easy to make! I made mine w/o the brandy as it was for a cake for my mom, and she hates alcohol. Still tasted great!

I love this recipe, I used milk chocolate instead and omitted the brandy and used them on my fauxstess cupcakes. Yum!!

Excellent consistency. I do not like bittersweet chocolate so I used semisweet because my husband likes the semi. Not a fan of semisweet either. It was ok for me but he loved it. Next time I...

This was good. I used it to ice a dark chocolate cake. I used Kahlua instead of brandy. The directions are easier than a "gourmet" recipe, but it did the job. Maybe a little too bitter for me...

Rich and Delicious! I added 2 tbsp of light corn syrup when I removed it from the heat as suggested by another reviewer and used Frangelico because I did not have any brandy. I used this on th...

I tried this recipe and wound up having to add about 3/4 box of confectioner's sugar in order to achieve an icing-like consistency. That said, I love the smooth texture and the taste is great. ...

this is my favorite icing ever! you can use it on so many things! it went incredibly well on jan's chocolate cake. i used amaretto instead of brandy, which turned out delicious, and you can p...