Let this homemade rich creamy chocolate ganache icing drip down the side of a chocolate cake for a decadent treat. Learn how to make ganache using Candy Melts candy or chocolate chips. This easy chocolate ganache recipe will make any dessert stand out!

How to Make Chocolate Ganache an

Chocolate Ganache Icing Recipe

Let this rich creamy chocolate ganache icing drip down the side of a chocolate cake for a decadent treat. Learn how to make ganache using Candy Melts candy or chocolate chips. This easy chocolate ganache recipe will make any dessert stand out!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 2 1/2 cups

Equipment

  • Measuring Cup
  • Sauce Pan
  • Cooling grid or wire rack
  • Cake board
  • Spatula

Ingredients
 

  • 1 package Light or Dark Candy Melts Candy (12 Oz.) chopped
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

How to make candy ganache

  • In a saucepan or microwave oven, heat whipping cream just to the boiling point. DO NOT BOIL.
    Remove from heat or microwave, add chopped Candy Melts candy, and stir until smooth and glossy.
    If the mixture is too thick, add 1 to 2tablespoons additional warm whipping cream.

How to glaze a cake

  • Place the cake on a cake board cut to fit and position on a wire rack over a drip pan. Pour the glaze into the center and work out toward the edges.

For whipped ganache

  • Follow the recipe above, using 3/4 cup whipping cream. Allow the mixture to set and cool to room temperature (it will have the consistency of pudding; this may take 1 to 2 hours). With an electric mixer, whip on high speed until light and soft peaks form.

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Notes

  • Candy ganache glaze can be poured over buttercream or directly on a cake or treat.
  • Substitute any color Candy Melts candy for a colorful glaze or white Candy Melts candy for a rich and creamy white ganache.
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