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Mary Berry - Chocolate ganache

Mary Berry makes a lovely tunis cake and tops it with chocolate ganache in this years Christmas special of Great British Bake Off, and we'll show you how to make your own ganache that you can use for a variety of recipes.

Chocolate ganache is a lovely smooth, creamy and rich topping for cakes and pastries, it's also really easy to make with only three ingredients and a bit of heat, grab our recipe below.

Chocolate ganache recipe


280g dark chocolate - at least 70% cocoa
284ml double cream
1tblsp golden caster sugar


  1. Break up the dark chocolate into medium to small sized chunks and place in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add the caster sugar and double cream to a saucepan and heat it. Take it off the heat as soon as the cream is ready to boil.
  3. Combine the cream and sugar with the pieces of chocolate by pouring it into the mixing bowl.
  4. Start mixing the chocolate and cream together slowly while the chocolate melts, and keep mixing until you have a smooth shiny and rich texture.

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