Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe

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This dark chocolate ganache recipe is perfect for all those of you who are chocoholics. Sometimes, buttercream can be too buttery or too sweet. Not so with chocolate ganache (pronounced guh-nah-shh). It is absolutely sublime and, of course, gives you a perfect base on a cake. You can cover an entire cake with chocolate ganache, such as that below and it stays firm – perfect for transporting over potholed roads – a cake maker’s nemesis!

Here is the dark chocolate ganache recipe we use at our workshop. If you try it, do let us know how it went for you! Just remember that different brands of chocolate work differently, so it is very much a case of trying until you find just the right consistency that you like. Try adding a bit more cream for a softer consistency or reduce the amount of cream if you are making this on a hot day. Have fun with it!

Covering cake with ganache is a very popular trend in the cake industry, fast becoming a prerequisite for any cake business. Our cake baking and decorating classes cover mastering chocolate ganache as well as many other techniques, and we have a fantastic one day chocolate ganache drip cake class available too. Come and spend some time at our cake school and learn more!

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