|Not the prettiest piece of cake ever, but it was delicious!|
Many ganache recipes call for fancy chocolate, which is expensive. You want to know a little secret? I use whatever chocolate chips I happen to have on hand. Yep! They don't even have to be fancy chocolate chips; basic semisweet chocolate chips will work!
8 oz chocolate
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp butter
Combine cream and butter in microwave safe dish (I use a Pyrex measuring cup).
Heat until butter is melted. Pour over chocolate chips; mix until chocolate is melted and smooth.
At this point, you can either pour it over a cake as a glaze, or you can let it cool a while and spread it on as frosting. Alternately, you can whip the ganache until fluffy and frost or fill a cake or cupcakes.
For my daughter's birthday last month, I whipped up the ganache to make a filling for her cake.
|Before being whipped.|