Chocolate Ganache II

A rich, dark chocolate icing that can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over the cake.

Yield

2 cups (16 servings)

Ingredients

9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)

Directions

Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Stir in the rum if desired.

Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Start at the center of the cake and work outward.

For a fluffy frosting or chocolate filling, allow it to cool until thick, then whip with a whisk until light and fluffy.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142; Total Fat: 10.8 g; Cholesterol: 21 mg; Sodium: 6 mg; Total Carbs: 9.4 g (Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g); Protein: 1.4 g

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