Rich Chocolate Ganache Topping Recipe

Staff Writer
Rich Chocolate Ganache Topping Recipe
Vegan Hazelnut Cupcakes
Rebecca Bent

Vegan Hazelnut Cupcakes

Like the name says, ganache is an all-purpose, thick, extreme chocolate glaze that goes with cupcakes of every stripe. Use either vegan semisweet chocolate or any vegan dark chocolate with a cacao content of up to 60 percent.

Serve with the Vegan Hazelnut Cupcakes recipe.

Adapted from “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World” by Isa Chandra Moskovitz and Terry Hope Romero.

Deliver Ingredients


  • ¼ cup soy milk
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


Bring the soy milk to a gentle boil in a small saucepan. Immediately remove from heat and add the chocolate and maple syrup. Use a rubber heatproof spatula to mix the chocolate until it is fully melted and smooth. Set aside at room temperature till ready to use.

Chocolate Ganache Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Ganache Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.