Silky smooth rich delicious chocolate ganache that no one will believe is completely vegan! And the best part is how easy it is to make, with only 3 ingredients. I love this stuff and find it hard to resist not licking the entire bowl.
It can be used as a dipping sauce, poured over desserts, used as a frosting for cakes (pictured is our gluten free vegan mini rocky road mud cake covered in ganache and topped with marshmallows, cherries and peanuts) or wherever your imagination takes you!
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup coconut cream (the full fat kind, preferably at least 98% pure coconut cream)
1/4 cup cocoa powder*
1/4 cup coconut sugar
Whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer over medium heat and continue stirring for about 1-2 minutes until thickened slightly. Allow to cool before using.
And that's it! So simple and easy. It will harden more over time and after being refrigerated.
*For the cocoa powder, it is best to use a dark roasted one as opposed to raw cacao powder. We generally do prefer raw cacao for it's health benefits and use it in all our baking, but for this recipe we opted for the roasted kind. This will give it a much richer, deeper chocolate flavour.