Quick and Easy Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Yes, I said those two words together. Microwave and ganache. How can such a fancy thing be created through such a gauche kitchen tool?

No double boilers required here. This chocolate ganache is made in the microwave oven and we promise it will taste as good as any you’ve ever tasted. Some versions of ganache have much more chocolate. We prefer a creamier ganache, but you can certainly adjust the amount of chocolate to match your taste.

Microwave Chocolate GanacheIngredients:

  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate (6 wrapped squares)
  • ¾ cup of heavy cream

How to Make It

Grab a microwave safe dish and add the chocolate. You’ll see we have some chocolate chips in the image below because we didn’t quite have enough baking squares. If you’re going to use chocolate chips instead of squares, you’ll need 1 cup. Many recipes will tell you to chop up the chocolate for even melting, but it’s an unnecessary step if you follow all the instructions in this recipe.


Then add the cream. Place it in the microwave oven and heat on high for 2 minutes. Remove it from the microwave and stir thoroughly.

Stir the Ganache

At this point, the chocolate probably won’t completely blend with the cream, so you’ll have to put it back in the microwave. Heat for another minute or so and stir again. You’ll know when your ganache is done when the chocolate and cream are thoroughly combined and you have a smooth mixture.

Microwave Chocolate Ganache

Use the ganache right away or store it in the fridge. You can reheat it to get to the perfect consistency required for your recipe.

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