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Chocolate Ganache Filling and Glaze

  • SERVINGS: MAKES ENOUGH FOR ONE 8-INCH LAYER CAKE
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST

Ganache is a silky-smooth luxurious mixture of chocolate and cream.

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  1. 24 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  2. 2 cups heavy cream
  1. Put the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring the cream just to a boil over low heat. Pour the cream over the chocolate, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk the ganache gently until silky and smooth.
  2. To make the filling, transfer 1 1/2 cups of the ganache to a medium bowl. Set the bowl over ice and whisk the ganache gently until thick and spreadable.