The Easiest Fudgy Chocolate Ganache Cake Filling and Drizzle

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This fudgy chocolate ganache cake and cupcake filling has to be my easiest bakery recipe–it’s made with only two ingredients: chocolate chips and heavy cream! It is deliciously rich and fudgy and received many compliments at Amycakes Bakery. This versatile chocolate ganache recipe can be used as a cake filling, cupcake filling, or drizzle. All you will need is a bowl, a whisk, and a microwave to make this chocolate-y goodness. Melt and whisk your heavy cream and semi-sweet chocolate chips together, and you’ll have it ready in less than 10 minutes.

When using this ganache as a cake filling, allow it to cool and thicken in the fridge. It will be so thick and fudgy that you can spread it all the way to the edge between your cake layers (without having to add the ring of buttercream around the edges that’s required for thinner fillings like fruit compotes). For cupcake fillings and drizzles, simple heat the ganache until melted, and pour into a squeeze bottle.

Use it to fill my Moist and Fudgy Chocolate Cupcakes or my Vanilla Almond Cake. You can also find it in my popular Triple Chocolate Ganache Bakery-Style Cake.

triple chocolate ganache cake
Triple Chocolate Ganache Cake with Easy Cake Truffles

I hope you enjoy this Mix and Match filling recipe!

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Easy Fudgy Chocolate Ganache

This fudgy chocolate ganache cake and cupcake filling is incredibly easy with only two ingredients! It is deliciously rich and fudgy and received many compliments at Amycakes Bakery. This versatile chocolate ganache recipe can be used as a cake filling, cupcake filling, or drizzle.
A 1x batch will fill one 6" three-layer cake or about 18 cupcakes with a little extra for drizzling. It yields 280 grams.
A 2x batch will fill one 8" three-layer cake or about 36 cupcakes with a little extra for drizzling. It yields 560 grams.
If you have a kitchen scale, please select grams above the ingredients for the most accurate results.

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Yields 1 heaping cup
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
You may double the recipe by selecting 2x.
Select “grams” if you have a kitchen scale for more accurate baking.

Ingredients

Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (I use Nestle)

Equipment

Instructions

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Make Ganache Filling

  • Combine heavy cream and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second increments, stirring for 30 seconds to one minute in between each heat. (It should only take two to three heats in the microwave. Lots of whisking will melt your chocolate faster and prevent the chocolate chips from overcooking in the microwave.
  • Whisk until all the chocolate chips are melted and your ganache is shiny and smooth.
  • When using the ganache as a cupcake filling or a ganache drizzle decoration, fill a squeeze bottle with the melted ganache. Core the cupcakes with a cupcake corer and squeeze in the melted ganache.
  • When using the ganache as a cake filling, place it in the fridge to cool. Stir occasionally until it is has cooled to a very thick and fudgy consistency. Once it is the right thickness, remove it from the fridge until you are ready to fill and layer your cake. (If your ganache gets too cold, it will be too thick to spread. Simply reheat in the microwave at 5-10 second increments, stirring frequently, until it is the right consistency.)
  • Store any unused ganache in the fridge.
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Author: amycakesbakes.com
Calories: 1453kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery recipe, cake filling, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, cupcake filling, drizzle, ganache
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Ruth
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Ruth
2 months ago

5 stars
I had always wanted to make the ganache, but I thought it was too complicated. Turns out it is easy and Amy’s instructions are super clear.

Emily Flint
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2 months ago

5 stars
I had no idea how easy chocolate ganache was to make! I already have requests to make this again, thanks for the great recipe!

Michelle Huston
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Michelle Huston
2 months ago

This chocolate ganache was just what was needed to take my grandmother’s classic chocolate cake recipe to the next level! And so easy to make.

Kayla DiMaggio
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2 months ago

5 stars
Gosh, chocolate ganache is so delicious and decadent! This recipe was absolutely amazing and the directions were so easy to follow!

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