Chocolate Ganache Topping For Cheesecakes

Chocolate ganache topping is the perfect match for almost any dessert. This recipe we brought for you will melt in your mouth and blow your mind! Not exaggerating.

That is to say, we have the best ganache recipe of all time! I’ve tried and it got me amazed. I also found some interesting information about ganache, check it out!

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Chocolate = “Food of The Gods”

Chocolate has been one of the favorite flavors around the globe. It was discovered by Aztec ancestors and used in sacred ceremonies. Since then, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like this magical and tasty discovery.

There are 5 primary types of chocolate:

  1. Dark Chocolate
  2. Bittersweet Chocolate
  3. Sweet Dark Chocolate
  4. Milk Chocolate
  5. White Chocolate (legally chocolate since 2004).

Ganache: Chocolate Topping for Cheesecake

Have you tried cheesecake with chocolate ganache? Chocolate ganache is used for fillings, toppings, and desserts in general. Here is another interesting piece of information about it, before getting into the recipe.

Ganache is a French term that emerged around the year 1850. Some say that it comes from Switzerland and others that it was invented by the Siraudin pastry shop in Paris. Most importantly is that we are thankful for this creamy and delicious gift.

Chocolate ganache is a pastry cream that is made with chocolate and cream mainly. Other ingredients that provide flavor and texture can also be added. Like butter, oil, or corn syrup to make it firmer, unctuous, and shinny.

The basic ganache is made with an equal proportion of milk cream and chocolate. Made for filling or topping cheesecakes and chocolates. Can be flavored with thousands of options, the combinations are infinite!

 chocolate topping for cheesecake

Ganache Most Usual Flavors

  • Vanilla
  • Rum
  • Other liquors
  • Coffee
  • Nuts
  • Cardamom
  • Candied fruits
  • Spices
  • Wild berries -mostly for white chocolate-

2 Types of Ganache you’ll need

Chocolate Ganache Topping for Cheesecakes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 (180ml) cup of heavy whipping cream, with 35 to 40% of fat milk.
  • 8 oz. (227g) of chocolate drips, or cut into small pieces.
  • 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter.
  • 1 tbsp cognac or brandy -optional-.

Step-by-Step:

  1. Heat the cream in a medium-sized heatproof bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the hot cream over semisweet or bittersweet chocolate drops -or chopped small pieces-.
  3. Gently stir the mixture until smooth. Do it slowly, we don’t want to incorporate air in it.
  4. Add the liquor if desired.
  5. Get your cool cheesecake out of the fridge, and pour your ganache onto it. For instance, your ganache won’t lose its shine.
  6. Refrigerate again and continue with the next recipe -truffles-.

Chocolate Ganache Truffles to Top your Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 (180ml) cup of heavy whipping cream, with 35 to 40% of fat milk.
  • 16 oz. (454g) of chocolate drips, or cut into small pieces.

Step-by-Step:

  1. Heat the cream in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. Pour the hot cream over semisweet or bittersweet chocolate drops -or chopped small pieces-.
  3. Stir the mixture until smooth.
  4. Let it cool at room temperature, then refrigerate your ganache for at least 30 minutes. After that, you can take it out of the fridge and work with it manually to make some truffles.
  5. Put some cocoa powder in a bowl and roll your truffles in until soaked.
  6. With the truffles spheres, decorate your cheesecake previously bathed with ganache.
  7. Serve cold and enjoy.

Feel free to replace the heavy whipping cream if you don’t have any, you can replace this with double cream. As well as the cocoa powder, replace it with icing sugar or chopped nuts.

Chocolate Ganache and Truffles to Top your Cheesecake

Equipment

  • 1 Medium sized heatproof bowl
  • 1 Heatproof spatula

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • 180 ml cup of heavy whipping cream with 35 to 40% of fat milk
  • 227 g chocolate drips or cut into small pieces
  • 28 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp cognac or brandy optional

For the Chocolate Ganache Truffles

  • 180 ml cup of heavy whipping cream with 35 to 40% of fat milk
  • 454 g chocolate drips or cut into small pieces

Instructions

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping

Step 1

Heat the cream in a medium-sized heatproof bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Step 2

Pour the hot cream over semisweet or bittersweet chocolate drops -or chopped small pieces-.

Step 3

Gently stir the mixture until smooth. Do it slowly, we don’t want to incorporate air in it.

Step 4

Add the liquor if desired.

Step 5

Get your cool cheesecake out of the fridge, and pour your ganache onto it. For instance, your ganache won’t lose its shine.

Step 6

Refrigerate again and continue with the next recipe -truffles-.

For the Chocolate Ganache Truffles

Step 1

Heat the cream in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 2

Pour the hot cream over semisweet or bittersweet chocolate drops -or chopped small pieces-.

Step 3

Stir the mixture until smooth.

Step 4

Let it cool at room temperature, then refrigerate your ganache for at least 30 minutes. After that, you can take it out of the fridge and work with it manually to make some truffles.

Step 5

Put some cocoa powder in a bowl and roll your truffles in until soaked.

Step 6

With the truffles spheres, decorate your cheesecake previously bathed with ganache.

Step 7

Serve cold and enjoy.

Notes

Feel free to replace the heavy whipping cream if you don’t have any, you can replace it with double cream. As well as the cocoa powder, replace it with icing sugar or chopped nuts.

Final Words

Let’s not forget that to have a better taste, the important thing is the quality of the ingredients. Remember not all chocolates are the same, make sure to use “pure” chocolate, this means we don’t want chocolates that contain vegetable fats. Here are some brands we highly recommend:

  • Guittard
  • Valrhona
  • Scharffen Berger
  • Green and Black’s
  • Lindt
  • Ghirardelli
  • Cadbury
  • Guylian
  • Toblerone
  • Godiva

 chocolate ganache cheesecake

Go ahead and try some other brands and let us know how it worked. Most importantly, choose a chocolate that you would enjoy eating out of hand. That’s one of the best tips we can give you.

Above all, we hope you like these recipes and please let us know what you think in the comment box.

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Chocolate Ganache and Truffles to Top your Cheesecake

Cheesecake World
Insanely delicious!
Prep Time 45 mins
Refrigerate 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 1 Medium sized heatproof bowl
  • 1 Heatproof spatula

Ingredients
  

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • 180 ml cup of heavy whipping cream with 35 to 40% of fat milk
  • 227 g chocolate drips or cut into small pieces
  • 28 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp cognac or brandy optional

For the Chocolate Ganache Truffles

  • 180 ml cup of heavy whipping cream with 35 to 40% of fat milk
  • 454 g chocolate drips or cut into small pieces

Instructions
 

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • Heat the cream in a medium-sized heatproof bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour the hot cream over semisweet or bittersweet chocolate drops -or chopped small pieces-.
  • Gently stir the mixture until smooth. Do it slowly, we don't want to incorporate air in it.
  • Add the liquor if desired.
  • Get your cool cheesecake out of the fridge, and pour your ganache onto it. For instance, your ganache won't lose its shine.
  • Refrigerate again and continue with the next recipe -truffles-.

For the Chocolate Ganache Truffles

  • Heat the cream in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Pour the hot cream over semisweet or bittersweet chocolate drops -or chopped small pieces-.
  • Stir the mixture until smooth.
  • Let it cool at room temperature, then refrigerate your ganache for at least 30 minutes. After that, you can take it out of the fridge and work with it manually to make some truffles.
  • Put some cocoa powder in a bowl and roll your truffles in until soaked.
  • With the truffles spheres, decorate your cheesecake previously bathed with ganache.
  • Serve cold and enjoy.

Notes

Feel free to replace the heavy whipping cream if you don't have any, you can replace it with double cream. As well as the cocoa powder, replace it with icing sugar or chopped nuts.
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