Learn how to make ganache in 5 simple steps!

Learn how to make ganache with this free cake tutorial and recipe

There are many ways to make ganache, but if you are looking for a tried and tested recipe from someone who’s made ganache thousands of times then you’ve come to the right place.

In this free cake tutorial, with the multi-award winning Paul Bradford we will show you how to make ganache the right way with this easy to follow recipe.

What you’ll need to make your ganache…


  • Microwave
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixing spoon
  • Serrated knife
  • Palette knife
  • Ruler
  • Metal scraper
  • Turntable


  • Milk, dark and white chocolate
  • Double cream
  • Cakes (size dependant on choice)
  • Ganache (as made by the chocolate and cream)
  • Cake drums (dependant on cake sizes used)
  • Foodbag

How to make ganache. A step by step guide…

  • You can work out how much chocolate and cream you need for different sizes of cakes by using our free ganache calculator.
  1. Pop your cream in the microwave to boil it (this can also be done on a stove)
  2. Once your cream has come to the boil then pour it over the chocolate in a bowl
  3. Start mixing the chocolate and cream with a spoon. You can either wait for the chocolate to melt a little or start this process straight away. The mixture may look a little curdled. don’t worry about this
  4. Stir thoroughly until mixture is thick and there are no lumps left in the bowl
  5. Leave the ganache to cool and either seal it over with cling film or put it in a food bag

Have any questions, try out our Q&A Page with a ganache search and find out how to overcome any issues you might have.

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