This really is the ultimate sugar-free easy chocolate ganache. It's the best chocolate frosting if you want a smooth and creamy topping.
This will give your healthy desserts the professional touch and your family won't even guess it has no added sugars.
What is a ganache?
A traditional ganache is a glaze or a sauce made with chocolate and cream. The thickness of the ganache will determine whether you can use it as a frosting (icing) or as a pourable sauce. You can even use it for filling pastries or drizzling over sweet bread such as hot cross buns or cinnamon churros.
How to make
Who loves smooth decadent rich chocolate icing, frosting, or ganache? I do BUT I don't have the time to use the double boiler method.
I also don't want to stand in the kitchen shredding or grating the chocolate. My easy chocolate ganache recipe is 2 ingredients and 1 bowl!!
How to use
Once you have figured out how easy it is to make the easy chocolate ganache, you can use it instead of icing and frosting on cakes or baking. If you have any leftover, let it cool and harden, then roll into truffles.
Why not add some peppermint essence and make mint truffles. Or add brandy to make brandy truffles.
Which chocolate to use?
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 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 a special celebration chocolate heaven cake.
Pour a thin layer over a cheesecake to turn it from yum, into fabulous.
More delicious recipes to use the easy chocolate ganache.
- Chocolate heaven cake
- Baked chocolate swirl cheesecake
- Low carb chocolate cookies
- Baked NY style cheesecake
Easy Chocolate Ganache
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- 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.