Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Prep 15 min


Cook 60 min


Ready in 75 min

This light and fluffy frosting will add a luxurious touch to anything it meets—cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, dipped fruit, and so much more!


  • ¾ cup (175 mL) heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. (250 g) semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped, or 1½ cups (375 mL) semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. Bring the cream, sugar, and vanilla to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour over the chocolate and let stand for 3 minutes; stir until smooth. Let sit at room temperature until thickened, about 1 hour; don’t refrigerate.

  2. When cool, whip on high until thickened and lighter in color, 2–3 minutes. It’ll firm up slightly as it stands.


  • 16  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (2 tbsp/30 mL): Calories 150, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 0 mg, Carbohydrate 16 g, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 14 g (includes 2 g added sugar), Protein 2 g

Cook's Tips:

To cool chocolate mixture more quickly, refrigerate for 10 minute increments, stirring well until cooled but still pourable. Do not allow to chill completely.

This recipe makes enough frosting to top 12 cupcakes, frost a 9x13 brownie or coat a 9-inch layer cake.

A Flex+ Recipe

This recipe was developed in our Test Kitchen to showcase the power and functionality of our cordless Flex+ system. This recipe will also work in your kitchen with your current hand mixer, immersion blender, and/or food processor.

Want to learn more about a cordless solution that will take up less space in your kitchen cabinets than your current tools? Check out the Flex+ Multi-Prep Set!

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