Chocolate Ganache Frosting

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.

Comments (16)


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


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 !


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