Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Yellow Cake With Pastry Cream Filling, Chocolate Ganache Frosting, and Shaved Chocolate
Christopher Baker
A garnish of shaved bittersweet chocolate makes this cake extra-fancy. 

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Makes 4 1/2 cups
preparation
5
minutes
cooking
310
minutes

Ingredients

1
pound
semisweet chocolate, chopped
2
cups
heavy cream
pinch kosher salt

Directions

  1. Place the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring the cream to a bare simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate, add the salt, and let stand for 2 minutes. Whisk until melted and smooth. Let cool, stirring occasionally, until thick and spreadable, 4 to 5 hours. (Note: Don’t try to speed the cooling process by putting the frosting in the refrigerator; it will become lumpy.)
Dawn Perry
April 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 229
  • Fat 25 g
  • Sat Fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 54 mg
  • Sodium 25 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Carbohydrate 25 g
  • Sugar 22 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Calcium 26 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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