I get rave reviews from chocolate lovers with this recipe.


Amount Ingredient
2 – 12 oz pkg Giardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate pieces
1 pint heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
4 c Confectioner Sugar
1/4 c unsalter butter
1/4 c Crisco shortening
1/4 c milk


Heat heavy cream in microwave for 3 mins. Add chocolate pieces and mix till smooth. Stir in vanilla. When cooled to room temperature, add butter and shortening. Mix well. With an electric mixer or KA add the CS. If needed, add the remaining milk and mix to smooth consistency.


Debbye27 Says... 5 Mar 2012 , 11:43am

Do you use the paddle attachment with the mixer? I can't wait to try this.....is it stiff enough to pipe with?

mbranko24 Says... 5 Mar 2012 , 6:21pm

Is this a spreadable consistency for icing cakes?

icer101 Says... 5 Mar 2012 , 6:25pm

Can't wait to try this. I love chocolate ganache frosting!!!

TMinEQ Says... 6 Mar 2012 , 10:04am

AT what point do you add the sugar?

Bluhevs Says... 6 Mar 2012 , 11:47am

TMinEQ: "With an electric mixer or KA add the CS" In this case the CS stands for confectioner sugar.

doramoreno62 Says... 6 Mar 2012 , 11:02pm

Can this be used as a Pourable ganache also?

roxannehh Says... 7 Mar 2012 , 6:08am

Hi. How much does this yield and is it pourable?

margeann Says... 7 Mar 2012 , 11:41am

I would think since it has a pound of Confectioners' sugar in this recipe it would not be pourable like a Choc. Ganache. Therefore, it is considered a Frosting as Titled If you want pourable, make a regualr choc. ganache. Spreadble...make reg. ganache, put in fridge; let set up, then whip and use as frosting. Sounds good anyway you use it !

All4Show Says... 8 Mar 2012 , 10:39am

Does it crust?

natureskandy Says... 8 Mar 2012 , 2:02pm

is better to add more heavy cream to make it pourable

FromScratchSF Says... 10 Mar 2012 , 12:05pm

Sorry to be the spelling police, but it's "Ghirardelli". :D

The4manxies Says... 11 Mar 2012 , 1:47pm

Does this recipe still work without the Crisco (Trex), anyone know? In the UK we don't use Trex in our buttercream (sorry, but the thought of it makes me feel a bit sick!) and wonder if anyone has tried this recipe with all butter instead? Otherwise, I would love to give it a try. x

Rosie2 Says... 13 Mar 2012 , 10:55am

This recipe sounds awesome. Does anyone knows if it's spreadable ganache??

thatgirl38 Says... 19 Mar 2012 , 6:17am

I would like to know which attachment to use if your using the KA ?

kashaj Says... 13 May 2012 , 2:20am

can i make this ganache for making swirlz on cupcake

makincakeintx Says... 24 Jan 2014 , 8:55am

omg sounds great.

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