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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!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword whipped chocolate ganache
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Cool Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 7 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 109kcal


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


  • 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


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.


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