This really is the ultimate low carb frosting - easy chocolate ganache. Can be used in so many recipes and so many ways (see below).
Easy Chocolate Ganache
Who doesn't like decadent rich chocolate icing, frosting, or ganache? I really can't be bothered with double boilers, grating the chocolate or finely dicing it. My easy chocolate ganache recipe is 2 ingredients and 1 bowl!!
Once you have figured out how easy it is to make easy chocolate ganache, you can use it instead of icing and frosting on cakes or baking. If you have any left over, let it cool and harden, then roll into truffle balls. Add some peppermint essence and make mint truffles. Or add brandy to make brandy truffles. Here are 2 of my cream cheese truffle recipes you may like - Mint or brandy and walnut.
Choose the best chocolate you can, the higher the % cacao, the lower the carbs and sugar. I haven't given nutritional information here as it really depends on the chocolate you buy and how much you use of the ganache.
A ganache is so much lower in carbs than icing or frosting which is nothing more than powdered sugar, with flavouring.
A ganache is so versatile. You can use it in many ways, just vary the consistency depending if you want to pour it over a dessert or make it set into truffles. I have given the ratio below of 2:1 chocolate to cream. Just add more or less chocolate depending on the desired thickness of the ganache and its intended use.
Once you have made the easy chocolate ganache, you can pour it over a cake, smooth it over as it sets with a warm knife, let it cool until it is thick enough to be piped or whipped, or use it as a filling for special chocolate heaven cakes. Pour a thin layer over a cheesecake to turn it from yum, into fabulous.
Easy Chocolate Ganache
- Heat the cream in a saucepan on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave. Be careful not to let it boil, but to let it bubble at the edges and stir. Remove from the heat just when you think it is almost about to simmer.
- Break the chocolate into squares and place in the warm cream.
- Stir until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture turns glossy.
Some recipes to use the easy chocolate ganache :: Click here to see what ingredients I use.