Whipped Ganache Recipe

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Whipped Ganache Recipe

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 8" round cakes


  • 1 lb chocolate good quality, at least 60% cocoa
  • 1 cup 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. Measure 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.

    weigh out your chocolate and put in a bowl
  2. Heat cream in a sauce pan until it just starts to steam.

    heat heavy cream in a sauce pan until it starts to steam
  3. Put chocolate in a stand mixer bowl and pour hot cream over the chocolate.

    Make sure chocolate is completely covered by cream.

    pour heavy cream over the chocolate in a bowl and make sure the cream is completely covering the chocolate
  4. Attach paddle attachment to stand mixer and mix at low speed until cream and chocolate are combined.

    mix in bowl with whisk until chocolate and cream is combined
  5. Let mixture cool to room temperature and consistency like peanut butter.

    Let sit until ganache is like soft peanut butter consistency
  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.

how to make whipped ganache recipe

Shannon M

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