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Chocolate Ganache Icing

Chocolate Ganache Icing

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Sandra Bennett

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

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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

Directions

  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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Reviews

sadie
196
11/16/2004

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 it's chilled it tastes like the filling in a truffle.

Bella J.
136
5/19/2007

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 dark chocolate with 70% coco content. Very easy to do...

ASHLYNNS MOMMY
127
5/10/2004

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!