Chocolate Glaze/Ganache

Cuisinart original

Use to frost or fill your favorite cakes.


Makes about 1¼ cups


6            ounces chocolate (may use bittersweet or semisweet), chopped
¾           cup heavy cream
3            tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 221 (79% from fat) • carb. 11g • pro. 2g fat 21g • sat. fat 13g • chol. 42mg • sod. 8mg calc. 15mg • fiber 2g



Put the chopped chocolate in the Cuisinart® mixing bowl.

Put the heavy cream into a small saucepan and bring to just a simmer. Pour hot cream over chocolate. Allow to sit for 1 minute to cool slightly.

Attach the chef’s whisk and mix on Speed 4 until chocolate is melted and the mixture comes together, about 2 minutes. Add butter, one cube at a time, and whisk until fully incorporated and shiny.

If using as a glaze, use immediately. If using as a filling, allow to sit until slightly hardened. Any leftovers can be refrigerated until solid, and then scooped and shaped into truffles.