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
5 from 1 vote

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 97 kcal


  • 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.

  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.

Nutrition Facts
Whipped Ganache Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 7g
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

how to make whipped ganache recipe

Shannon M