Chocolate Ganache With Cocoa Powder

cocoa powder ganache in bowl with whisk

Yes you can make chocolate ganache with cocoa powder! So no worries if you don’t have chocolate, you can still make a delicious ganache with a few convenient ingredients.

Whether you are in a hurry or just forgot to grab some chocolate chunks for your ganache, you can still made it with cocoa powder.

As a purist, I still prefer my perfect chocolate ganache recipe (which you should try when you get some chocolate handy) but this is an awesome and flavor packed alternative.

How To Make Ganache With Cocoa Powder

scoop of cocoa powder

So if we want to get technical, this is a chocolate sauce, but it does the job and I highly doubt any non pros will notice the difference.

Important: Sift your cocoa well and remove all clumps before mixing it into your heavy cream.

And for this recipe I am using unsweetened cocoa powder, so I also add a bit of granulated sugar.

This ganache is on the thicker side, making it great for frosting and filling. Don’t worry if it looks a little thin while you’re mixing, it will thicken up when chilled.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Add your heavy cream to your saucepan and bring it to a boil. Immediately remove from heat.

Add all the rest of your ingredients and whisk until fully combined. Cover and chill in your refrigerator for at least an hour before using.

cocoa powder ganache in bowl with whisk

Chocolate Ganache With Cocoa Powder

Quick and easy alternative to bakers chocolate ganache. Ideal as a frosting or filling.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • Cups Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Add heavy cream to your saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Immediately remove from heat and add all other ingredients.
  • Whisk by hand until creamy.
  • Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal
Keyword Chocolate, Chocolate Ganache, Cocoa Powder
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Written by Robin

vanilla ice cream on platter

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream Without Condensed Milk

cake frosted in chocolate ganache

Chocolate Ganache Without Heavy Cream Recipe