Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting
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Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Move over sickly sweet buttercream icing, this is my favourite way to frost a chocolate cake and if you real chocolate lover then it’s likely to be yours too. Think of the intense chocolatey-chocolateness of dark chocolate with the fluffy lightness of chocolate mousse. Yup.

Whipped chocolate ganache frosting is simply ordinary ganache that’s cooled and whipped. The result is a delicious cake topping that’s studier than plain whipped cream, with a gorgeous aerated texture and a flavour that it is undeniably chocolatey, instead of cloyingly sweet brown stuff that I find lots of cake frostings to be.

I use bittersweet chocolate and instant espresso powder in this recipe as it balances sweet cakes nicely and tastes a little more decadent. If you’re making a cake for children however then feel free to leave out the coffee powder and you could use semisweet or milk chocolate if you wanted a milkier, less sharp flavour.

This recipe is enough to cover a a 8″ double layered cake.

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Course: Cakes & Tarts, Sweets & BakingDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

A delicious cake topping that’s studier than plain whipped cream, with a gorgeous aerated texture and a flavour that it is undeniably chocolatey.

Ingredients

  • 225 g high quality bittersweet chocolate

  • 225 g heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder (optional

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp fine salt

Directions

  • Combine the chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla and salt in a medium heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer over a low heat. Pour over the chocolate mixture and then cover with a plate for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth and allow to cool fully before popping in the fridge with clingfilm on top.
  • Once the ganache has cooled, beat with an electric mixer until the consistency of fluffy whipped cream.
  • Use immediately or cover, chill and bring to room temperature before using.

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