Make this easy Chocolate Ganache recipe with just two ingredients. It's silky smooth and fantastically chocolatey, plus extremely versatile - perfect for pouring, dipping, piping, whipping, and frosting!
Add the heavy cream to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring the cream just to a simmer - do not let it boil.
Add the chopped chocolate to a medium-size heatproof bowl and pour the warm cream over the top. Let sit for 2 minutes to soften the chocolate.
After 2 minutes, stir the mixture with a spoon or rubber spatula until the ganache is smooth and fully combined.
For a drip/drizzle ganache: simply pour it over cake or ice cream.
To make a piped ganache: Let it sit at room temperature until cooled and solid, about 1-2 hours. Then transfer the ganache to a piping bag fit with a pastry tip and use as desired.
For a whipped ganache: let it sit at room temperature until cooled and solid, about 1-2 hours. Then transfer the ganache to a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, and beat on medium speed until it is fluffy and the color has lightened, about 5 minutes. Transfer the ganache to a piping bag fit with a pastry tip and use as desired. Keep in mind that whipped ganache will dry out quickly so make sure to use it immediately or keep it covered tightly with plastic wrap.
To turn a solid ganache back into a drip ganache: microwave it in 10 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until your desired consistency.
Storage: Store any leftover ganache in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Yield:
Drip/drizzle ganache: about 1½ cups, enough to cover 1 dozen cupcakes.
Piped ganache: This amount will cover 6 cupcakes with a light-medium amount of ganache. For 12 cupcakes, I recommend doubling the ganache.
Whipped ganache for piping: You should have nearly 3 cups of whipped ganache, enough for 12 cupcakes.
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