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Rating: 4.34 stars
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This ganache makes a super easy frosting that is great for when you have leftover sour cream in the fridge and chocolate chips on hand -- delicious over almond flavored cupcakes!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the chocolate chips into a glass or metal bowl, and set over the top of a pan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and transfer the chocolate to a medium bowl.

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  • Add the sour cream and vanilla; beat with an electric mixture until smooth and creamy. If you let it cool down too much it will set up, so frost your cake while it is still liquid, or reheat before using.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 11.4g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 11mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
I was looking for a recipe for classic ganache to top a chocolate cheesecake with and came across this recipe. Since sweetened sour cream is a classic plain cheescake topping I gave this one a try for my chocolate cheesecake. It was the PERFECT compliment to the rich cheesecake. Dense but not too heavy and sweet but refreshing in compliment to the intense chocolate of the cheesecake. EXCELLENT - thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2008
Not at all what I had hoped for. The sour cream totally overpowerd the chocolate to the point that you almost couldn't taste it. I didn't even use this I was so disappointed. Read More
(11)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
I was looking for a recipe for classic ganache to top a chocolate cheesecake with and came across this recipe. Since sweetened sour cream is a classic plain cheescake topping I gave this one a try for my chocolate cheesecake. It was the PERFECT compliment to the rich cheesecake. Dense but not too heavy and sweet but refreshing in compliment to the intense chocolate of the cheesecake. EXCELLENT - thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2007
used white chocolate instead and turned out great! i let it cool for a bit and used it for a filling for a carrot cake and then topped off the cake with a cream cheese icing. absolutely fabulous! definitely will be using this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2008
Not at all what I had hoped for. The sour cream totally overpowerd the chocolate to the point that you almost couldn't taste it. I didn't even use this I was so disappointed. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
I am so pleased with how this turned out! I had an entire container of sour cream that was about to reach its expiration date and I decided this ganache would make a great topping for gingerbread. I substituted white chocolate chips for the regular chocolate. It tastes just like the topping found on carrot cake. Delicious! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2011
I turned to this recipe when I needed to make a ganache & didn't have any cream. It does have a "sour cream" less sweet taste to it. But it's actually pretty nice! and if you pair it with a sweet chocolate cake you're good to go! This pipes well. If you want it runny again just chuck it into the microwave for about 20 seconds. Thanks!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2009
I agree with a previous reviewer that the sour cream is overwhelming. I added sugar to it and that improved it but it was still too sour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
Awesome!!!!!! I had no issues whatsoever with the sour cream overpowering the chocolate. It must be a matter of personal taste. I found this ganache great tasting and super easy to make, with things you are more likely to have in your pantry/fridge. Thank you for posting such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
I really liked this. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
I tried this last week and it was just wonderful. I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave though. I turned on great. Thanks for the recipe KatieMac! Read More
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