Learn how to make decadent whipped ganache. Perfect for icing cakes or piping onto cupcakes.
Weigh out chocolate and chop into small pieces if needed. Place into the bowl of a stand mixer.
Heat cream in a saucepan until it just starts to steam.
Pour cream over chocolate and make sure it's completely covered. Let stand 5 minutes.
Attach paddle attachment to stand mixer and mix at low speed until cream and chocolate are combined.
Let mixture cool at room temperature until it's a peanut butter consistency. Do not place in the fridge.
Add 1 tsp vanilla, a pinch of salt. Attach the whisk attachment to the mixer.
Mix on medium until all the ingredients are incorporated, then turn the mixer up to high for 2-3 minutes, until ganache is light and fluffy.
This whipped ganache is perfect for cake filling, as a frosting for cupcakes or regular cakes and for piping.