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

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 semi-sweet chocolate good quality, at least 60% cocoa
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
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  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. Attach the whisk attachment to the mixer.

  7. 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.

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 (1 serving)
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.