Chocolate ganache in a bowl with a spatula alongside

Chocolate ganache

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Makes enough to ice one cake/about 500g

Ice your favourite cakes and bakes with this decadent ganache. A blend of dark chocolate, sugar and double cream, it's a heavenly combination

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving (12)

  • kcal233
  • fat20g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.08g
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Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 300ml double cream
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    Cream

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  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar

Method

  1. Put the chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Pour the cream into a saucepan with the sugar and bring to a simmer, stirring continuously until the sugar is melted. Bring to the boil, then quickly remove from the heat, pour over the chocolate and whisk until smooth and glossy. Use straight away or leave to cool down a little until thick enough to spread on a cake. Alternatively, leave to cool completely, then beat with an electric whisk until light and fluffy and spread on a cake. 

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lucylawson
7th Mar, 2020
I want to use this to spread over the outside of a cake. How should I store the cake once covered in this ganache? I don't think I've got a cake tin big enough for the cake so is it alright to have it uncovered in the fridge overnight for a party the next day?
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Barney Good Food
9th Mar, 2020
Keeping it in the fridge overnight is the perfect solution.
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