Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

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Whipped Chocolate Ganache makes an incredibly indulgent frosting that rivals chocolate buttercream! Made simply with good quality chocolate and heavy cream, it is simply heaven! Basically, make a regular ganache, cool to room temperature, then whip until it turns into frosting. Voila! The most decadent frosting everrrrr.

frosted chocolate cupcake

Whipped Chocolate Ganache | Glorious Decadence

Transform regular Ganache into Whipped Chocolate Ganache! Made with two ingredients, it’s perfect for frosting chocolate cupcakes, cakes, or cookies. Whipped Chocolate Ganache is fluffier than buttercream but is still chocolatey and rich! And best of all, it’s spreadable and pipeable! Makes a great frosting (obviously) but works as a cake filling too!

Main Ingredients Needed

For more details on these ingredients, I’d recommend heading over to my Chocolate Ganache recipe. Here’s what you’ll need to make whipped chocolate ganache:

  • Chocolate – whether it be white, milk, dark, or a mix of chocolates, try to find a high-quality brand. I like to use Ghirardelli or Scharffen Berger.
  • Heavy Cream –  this helps melt the chocolate and also whips up oh so nicely!
whipped chocolate ganache frosting in bowl

How to Make Whipped Chocolate Ganache

For more details on how to make Whipped Chocolate Ganache, see the recipe card down below!

Make Ganache

Chop chocolate and place into large bowl. Heat cream in the microwave until nearly boiling. Pour hot cream over chocolate and let stand 5 minutes.

Stir until everything is completely melted, smooth and shiny to create a ganache.

Cool

Set aside 2 hours to cool completely to room temperature.

Pro tip: cool your ganache faster by pouring onto a clean baking sheet and spreading out to be 1 1/2 inches thick. It should be completely cooled after 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Whip Away!

Transfer the ganache to a stand mixer and whip until light and fluffy. Use as desired.

whipped chocolate ganache frosting on whisk

How to Use Whipped Ganache

Luckily for you, I have a ton of ideas and recipes right here on the blog for you to use this Whipped Ganache with! Here are a couple:

whipped chocolate ganache frosting on rubber scraper

Storing Whipped Ganache

Store Whipped Ganache in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If it has deflated, simply whip again until light and fluffy!

Make Ahead Instructions

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time! Especially because you have to wait for the ganache to cool (2+ hours). So make the ganache ahead of time, refrigerate for up to three days, then when you are ready to use it, whip away in a stand mixer 🙂

frosted chocolate cupcake

More Chocolatey Frostings to Try!

Seriously, make this easy whipped chocolate ganache for your next special occasion, you won’t regret it.

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂

5 from 1 vote

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Whipped Chocolate Ganache makes an incredibly indulgent frosting that rivals buttercream! Plus it is super easy to make too, double win!
servings 18 cupcakes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 7 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 oz good quality chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Chop chocolate and place into large bowl. Heat cream in the microwave until nearly boiling. Pour hot cream over chocolate and let stand 5 minutes.
    pouring hot cream over chocolate
  • Stir until everything is completely melted, smooth and shiny to create a ganache. Set aside 2 hours to cool completely to room temperature.
    Pro tip: cool your ganache faster by pouring onto a clean baking sheet and spreading out to be 1 1/2 inches thick. It should be completely cooled after 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    finished chocolate ganache in glass bowl
  • Transfer the ganache to a stand mixer and whip until light and fluffy. Use as desired.
    whipped chocolate ganache frosting on whisk

Notes

This recipe should be enough to frost 18 cupcakes with a piping bag or 24 cupcakes with a knife. It can also work as a cake filling or frosting. If you are filling AND frosting a cake, I would recommend doubling the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whipped chocolate ganache

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