Whipped Ganache Recipe

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Whipped ganache takes regular ganache and turns it into a light and fluffy chocolate lovers dream!

Whipped ganache is much like a mousse but without added eggs. I love making whipped ganache to lighten a heavy, decadent ganache. Makes a really great option for frosting a cake! If you use dark chocolate then it’s really low in sugar as well. 

Whipped ganache CAN get grainy if you whip it too much so don’t over do it. 

whipped ganache

How to make whipped ganache

Making whipped ganache is pretty simple! Simply heat your cream and pour it over your chocolate and let it sit for 5 minutes. I like to do this in the bowl of a stand mixer so that after five minutes you can attach your paddle attachment and let it mix until smooth and creamy. 

Add in your rum, salt and vanilla and let cool to a peanut butter consistency. Letting it mix slowly with the paddle attachment actually helps it cool down. 

Then switch to your whisk attachment and whip for a couple of minutes until it’s light and fluffy! Soooo good on top of cupcakes or using for a frosting or filling inside cakes. 


Whipped Ganache recipe by Liz Marek of Sugar Geek Show Cake Tutorials
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Whipped Ganache Recipe

Learn how to make decadent whipped ganache. Perfect for icing cakes or piping onto cupcakes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword whipped ganache
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 32 oz
Calories 60 kcal


  • 8 oz chocolate good quality, at least 60% cocoa
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1 splash rum good quality, I used Kraken rum
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract I used Mexican vanilla extract, use the best quality you can get


  1. Weigh out chocolate and chop into small pieces if needed. Place into the bowl of a stand mixer. 

  2. Heat cream in a saucepan until it just starts to steam.

  3. Pour cream over chocolate and make sure it's completely covered. Let stand 5 minutes. 

  4. Attach paddle attachment to stand mixer and mix at low speed until cream and chocolate are combined.

  5. Let mixture cool at room temperature until it's a peanut butter consistency. Do not place in the fridge. 

  6. Add 1 tsp vanilla, a pinch of salt and a splash of rum to bowl. Attach whisk attachment to mixer.

  7. Mix on medium until all ingredients are incorporated, then turn mixer up to high for 2-3 minutes, until ganache is light and fluffy.

Recipe Notes

This whipped ganache is perfect for cake filling, as a frosting for cupcakes or regular cakes and for piping.

Nutrition Facts
Whipped Ganache Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

how to make whipped ganache recipe

Shannon M