A few weeks ago, my husband made me a cheesecake from Paula Deen’s recipe book. He made the Chocolate Explosion Cheesecake Recipe and I fell in love with the chocolate ganache topping. More to the point, I am addicted to the ganache. I find myself making excuses to make more just so I can lick another bowl clean, it’s that good! Not only is it good but it’s super easy to make. The ganache is made in the microwave and has only two ingredients. Since it’s strawberry season, I decided my strawberries needed to be covered in ganache!
So here is the Chocolate Ganache Made in a Microwave Recipe
6 squares of semisweet baking chocolate
4 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
Today I actually modified it a little bit. I used 1 Cup of semisweet chocolate chips and 4 Heaping Tablespoons of Heavy Whipping Cream and I didn’t notice a difference.
Combine the chocolate and whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat up for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each 30 second interval, up to 1 minute. Use the ganache for dipping fruit, topping cheesecake, or serving over ice cream. When using on fruit or cheesecake, it may take a few minutes in the fridge to harden up, but it tastes great right away.
Oh and I feel I should mention, I had to eat about 20 strawberries before I captured the perfect photo.