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If you’re looking for a deliciously simple, no-fail, powdered sugar free frosting, look no further than this Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting. This frosting is fluffy, smooth, and creamy without all of the added powdered sugar. Plus, this Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting is so easy to make and can be used the same way you would any other frosting!
I’ve never been a big frosting fan. Sure, it tastes good (depending on who makes it), but I could never bring myself to make it because of all the sugar. I just hated having to use 3, 4, or even 5 CUPS of powdered sugar for one batch of frosting.
As someone who tries to keep her sugar intake down, this was just overkill for me. I tried making frosting with powdered Swerve and it turned out pretty good. But again, it uses A LOT of the stuff, and frankly, it’s not that cheap. I hated spending so much money on just one ingredient for one recipe.
But now, making frosting is no big deal and requires no powdered sugar of any kind.
Enter Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting
You all are probably familiar with chocolate ganache. It’s a rich, decadent glaze used on certain baked goods. Ganache is very simple to make and adds a lovely professional look to your baked goods.
Ganache may seem like a fancy word. It may make you feel like it’s too complicated for the average cook. Well, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Can you heat up some heavy cream or coconut cream on the stove? Can you place some chocolate chips or chopped chocolate in a bowl?
Yes? Then you, my wonderful friend, can make ganache!
But did you know you can WHIP your ganache and it turns into a decadent fluffy frosting?
Yep. You can. And it’s a total game-changer.
This is now my go-to chocolate frosting and I use it on #allthethings. Sometimes I *may* make a double batch just so I have a little extra to keep in the fridge for when the sweet tooth hits.
Ahem, ahem… 😉
So any time you need a chocolate frosting, skip the butter and powdered sugar and head right for this recipe. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Promise.
Notes About Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting
This is such an easy recipe so there aren’t a lot of notes. But there are a few things I wanted to tell you before we dive in.
When it comes to the chocolate, use whatever chocolate you like. It will all work in here. I personally like Lily’s brand Dark Chocolate Chips, but you could use any chocolate chip that you like. Dark or milk will work. And you could also skip the chips and just go with your favorite chocolate bar. Just chop it up into small pieces before you add the cream.
I typically make this recipe with coconut cream to keep it dairy-free. But, if you are not sensitive to dairy then you can just swap that out for heavy cream. Both will work.
When heating the cream (it may sound s little weird, I actually prefer to scald it ever so slightly. I feel like this adds a hint of deeper flavor to it, but you definitely don’t need to do that.
When whipping the ganache, make sure your ganache is fully chilled. You want it to be thick, almost like fudge before you whip it. Otherwise, it won’t get as fluffy. I typically stick mine in the fridge for a few hours, or even overnight before whipping. If you did whip it when it’s too warm, have no fear. Just put it back in the fridge and let it chill completely and whip it again. It’s super forgiving.
This frosting does get soft when it warms up so it’s not one that could easily stand up to a warm day at the park or sitting in the sun for a while. If you’re using it for something where it’s going to be exposed to heat, I’d keep it chilled until about 30 minutes before you’re going to serve. Letting it come to room temp is good, but letting it get hot will cause it to get too melty.
How to Use Your Whipped Chocolate Ganache
You can use this whipped chocolate ganache frosting any way you would another frosting. On cupcakes, cakes, mug cakes, cookies. Or just off the spoon. 😉 If you need some ideas, I’ve got you covered with these tasty treats!
- Easy Vanilla Mug Cake
- Easy Vanilla Sponge Cake
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Filling
- Death by Chocolate Blender Brownies
- Spiced Dark Chocolate Cake
- Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies (use in place of the jam and after the cookies are completely cooled).
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes and Rich Chocolate Orange Frosting (use this ganache in place of the frosting from the recipe and add a tiny bit of orange extract before whipping).
- Super Fudgy Chocolate Walnut Brownies
Who’s ready to try it out? Let’s go!
- Place your chocolate chips or chopped bar in a glass bowl and set aside.
- Heat your cream over medium-high heat until it just starts to simmer. Stir it while it's heating, but if it scalds just a tiny bit, that's ok. It actually adds flavor!
- Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and swirl the bowl to ensure everything is covered.
- Place a cover on the bowl and let sit, undisturbed, for 5-6 minutes.
- Remove the cover and gently whisk the melted chocolate and milk together, starting at the middle and working your way out. You'll see it start to get shiny and smooth.
- Let it cool for 15-20 minutes and then cover and chill in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight. You want it to be thick, almost like fudge.
- Remove from the fridge and whip until fluffy. Use any way you would frosting.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
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