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Ganache Frosting

ACTIVE TIME: 12 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 16 minutes
Yield: 2 pounds


  • 16 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • 16 fluid ounces (2 cups) heavy cream

Specialized Hardware

  • Food processor


  • Place the chopped chocolate into the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pur the heavy cream in a quart-sized, microwavable container and microwave until it just begins to simmer, 3 to 4 minutes on high; be careful not to allow cream to boil over. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2 minutes. Process by pulsing several times until chocolate mixture is smooth. Use as-is for glazing. If you wish to make a lighter frosting, allow it to come to room temperature, approximately 2 hours. Once at room temperature, place in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on high for 2 to 3 minutes.