A super easy, rich Chocolate Ganache Recipe with Salted Caramel. Made in the microwave in minutes! Use it as a cake filling, ganache frosting, whipped, as a glaze, a dip or an ice cream topping. The possibilities are endless!

 

A dish of caramel being poured into melted chocolate.

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Chocolate and caramel to me, go together like peanut butter and jelly. They are great on their own, but amazing together. It just works.

 

Recently I was making cupcakes for an event and wanted to incorporate both chocolate and salted caramel. I knew that adding some caramel sauce and a little salt to my easy chocolate ganache recipe would definitely make a heavenly cupcake filling. I was right.

 

Ganache is generally made by heating up heavy cream and pouring it over chopped chocolate or chocolate chips and then stirring it until it melts.

 

When I make ganache, I like to use this microwave method, because using a pan to heat up the cream equals one more dish I have to wash, and I HATE washing dishes.

 

A spoon with salted caramel ganache over a bowl.

 

 

This chocolate ganache is so versatile and has so many uses. It can be used as a cupcake or cake filling, an ice cream topping, a glaze, or whipped into frosting.

 

Imagine how adding salted caramel to this delicious ingredient raises the bar. I promise, if you are a chocolate and salted caramel fan, this ganache won’t disappoint!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

 

How to Make Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache

 

  1. Begin by measuring out your chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. You can use any type of chocolate chips you want. I like to use dark chocolate or semi-sweet, but milk chocolate will work just as well.A glass bowl of chocolate chips.
  2. Next, measure and pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Heavy cream being poured over chocolate chips.
  3. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it at 50% power for 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Heavy cream and chocolate chips in a bowl.
  4. Continue to microwave the ganache at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted and totally combined with the cream.
  5. Time for the caramel! Add 1/4 cup of room-temperature caramel ice cream topping to ganache as well as 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir until the mixture is combined.Melted chocolate ganache, caramel, and salt in a bowl.

 

Depending on what you are using the ganache for, you can use it as is, or you can let it set up a little by letting it cool. Sometimes I put the bowl in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

 

How to Make Ganache Frosting

 

To turn this delicious Salted Caramel Ganache into frosting, refrigerate the ganache until it is thicker than pudding.

 

A spoonful of chocolate ganache over a bowl of melted chocolate.

 

Place the ganache into the bowl of a stand mixer. Whip the ganache with the whisk attachment until it is light and fluffy, then frost away!

 

Whipped chocolate ganache on a whisk.

 

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache
A super easy, rich Chocolate Ganache Recipe with Salted Caramel. Made in the microwave in minutes! Use it as a cake filling, ganache frosting, whipped, as a glaze, a dip or an ice cream topping. The possibilities are endless!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on 50% power for 1 Minute. Stir.
  3. Continue to microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.
  4. Stir in the Caramel and Salt.
  5. Allow to cool until it reaches your desired thickness.
Ganache Frosting
  1. Refrigerate the ganache until it is thicker than pudding.
  2. Add the thickened ganache to the bowl of a stand mixer and whip until it is light and fluffy.
  3. Add the frosting to a piping bag or use it to frost a cake.
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