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Ganache for Chocolate Cake

This ganache is the finishing touch on Jason Schreiber's Gooey Caramel and Chocolate Cake with Salted Peanuts.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz heavy cream
  • 20 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream to just a boil. Pour over chocolate.

  2. Step 2

    Allow hot cream to begin melting chocolate for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth.

  3. Step 3

    Let stand until ganache begins to thicken at room temperature.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2013