Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe {VIDEO}

Transform dreamy, creamy Chocolate Ganache into a spreadable frosting! This stuff is a little slice of chocolate heaven and goes great on all types of baked goods!

Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

I know, I know, I just posted a Chocolate Ganache recipe, but trust me when I tell you that Chocolate Ganache Frosting deserves its own moment in the spotlight. Straight-up ganache is shiny, glaze-like and pourable or even dunkable. The frosting version contains a few extra ingredients and it gets to spend some time chillin' in the fridge, making it spreadable.

Chocolate Ganache Frosting Recipe

This stuff is like heaven, you guys. I love ganache, but this frosting takes creamy chocolate to a whole new level. I made a few batches of Chocolate Cupcakes this week and after spreading this frosting on most of them, my willpower was gone. This Chocolate Ganache Frosting wins out over EVERY SINGLE other frosting on the planet for me. Yum yum YUM.

What is the difference between Ganache and Ganache Frosting?

Ganache and Ganache Frosting are made with the same ingredients, but using different ratios of cream to chocolate. Ganache usually refers to a glaze that is drizzled over baked goods and ganache frosting refers to a spreadable frosting or filling for baking goods. Allowing ganache to cool in the fridge will make it thicker (much like the frosting), but it also causes it to lose its “drippy” quality that ganache is known for.

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

I cannot think of a single baked good that this ganache frosting would not be great on. Check out my Desserts tab to peruse potential options, like this Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake.

This frosting works great in a piping bag and it's also fun to spread using an offset spatula. The creaminess is almost indescribable. Are you understanding how in love I am? Good. Thanks for being here, my friends. Have a great rest of your week!

Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Ganache, Chocolate, Frosting
Chocolate GanacheTransform dreamy, creamy Chocolate Ganache into a spreadable frosting! This stuff is a little slice of chocolate heaven and goes great on all types of baked goods!
Yield: frosts 12 cupcakes or one 9-inch cake


prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 40 mins

Turn the creamy, dreamy chocolate ganache into a spreadable, delectable frosting!


  • 8 oz. semisweet or bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped (or use 2 cups good quality semisweet chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter


  1. Place the chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl. Add the cream, light corn syrup and butter to a small saucepan and let cook over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from the heat when the butter melts and the cream becomes frothy and begins to bubble, 5-7 minutes. Immediately pour the hot cream mixture over top of the chopped chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk the chocolate and cream until the mixture is creamy, free of lumps and deep brown in color. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, whisk until creamy and spread onto cooled baked goods.


Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
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