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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.
4.95 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 32 oz
Calories: 60kcal


  • 8 oz (227 g) semi-sweet chocolate good quality, at least 60% cocoa
  • 8 oz (227 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch (1 pinch) salt
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) vanilla extract


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 60kcal (3%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Fat: 5g (8%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (15%) | Cholesterol: 9mg (3%) | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 25mg (1%) | Sugar: 3g (3%) | Vitamin A: 105IU (2%) | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg (1%) | Iron: 0.2mg (1%)