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Chocolate Ganache

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Timing
Timing
Total:
Prep:
5 Min.
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
48 servings

Whether you want to dip, glaze, fill or decorate, HERSHEY’S homemade chocolate ganache recipe is all you need and more! Follow these step-by-step recipe instructions to make a soft or hard chocolate ganache. Soft ganache is great to use for cake filling, while hard ganache makes a perfect dip, glaze or truffle filling. 

Looking for the perfect cake combo for this chocolate ganache recipe? Try HERSHEY’S german chocolate cake recipe or milk chocolate bar cake recipe!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
5 minutes
COOK TIME
5 minutes

Ingredients

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Directions

Equipment Needed 
saucepan Saucepan
stovetop Stovetop
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
refrigerator Refrigerator
1

Hard Ganache: 

(2 parts chocolate to 1 part heavy cream by weight)
Heat cream to a boil; remove from heat. Pour over chocolate. Allow to stand several minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Can be used immediately or refrigerated for later use. Can be thinned with milk. Use as a glaze for cakes or filling for truffles.

2

Soft Ganache:

(2 parts heavy cream to 1 part chocolate by weight)

Heat cream to a boil; remove from heat. Pour over chocolate; allow to stand several minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Refrigerate until thickened (about 24 hours). Whip to incorporate air. Do not overwhip, mixture will separate. Use as a filling for cakes.
Tip

Ganache can be used for glazing, filling in, and decorating cakes and pastries. Ganache also makes a delicious center in chocolates. The consistency of the ganache determines how it is used. This consistency is determined by the ratio of chocolate to cream.

3

Chocolate Whipped Cream:

(1 part soft ganache to 1 part heavy cream)

Combine softened ganache and heavy cream. Whip until soft peaks form.

Tip

You are working with weight and not volume measurements for this recipe: 1 cup chocolate chips weighs 6-oz.

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