Chocolate Ganache Brownies are incredibly delicious because of the rich and decadent combination of brownie base and a creamy and rich chocolate ganache topping.
They have an amazing texture created by the soft and fudgy brownie paired with the smooth and creamy ganache creates an unforgettable treat—the perfect mix of sweet chocolatey heaven.
What I also enjoy about this recipe is how quick an easy they are to make. Honestly they don’t take a lot of time (nor a lot of ingredients) and the end result is mind blowing good. No, you don’t need to be a baker.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- You only need a handful of ingredients, and yet you get a stunning chocolatey treat. It’s so easy to make, anyone can do it. Plus, the time investment is minimal, but the reward is big.
- The combination of brownie and ganache creates an amazing texture that will leave you wanting more. These Chocolate Ganache Brownies are a decadent treat that you’ll be sure to love.
- You can play with this recipe as much as you like. While I really love them as is you can also play with the gananche topping (maybe use some peanut butter ganache) or add some ix ins to your batter like chopped walnuts or even mint extract.
What ingredients you need to make ganache brownies
Flour is an essential ingredient in any baking recipe and it plays an important role in the texture of the dish. In Chocolate Ganache Brownies, we use all-purpose flour to create a fudgy brownie base with a soft, chewy texture.
Sugar is a key ingredient in baking and desserts, as it helps to enhance the flavors of the other ingredients and creates a sweet flavor. In the case of Chocolate Ganache Brownies, sugar helps to create a light and subtly sweet brownie base that will provide the perfect contrast to the rich chocolate ganache topping.
Eggs are a crucial ingredient in the Chocolate Ganache Brownies recipe. They help to bind all of the ingredients together and lend a rich, velvety texture to the finished product. This gives the brownies a dense and fudgy quality that’s really satisfying and delicious.
Butter is an essential ingredient in baking and desserts, particularly for items like Chocolate Ganache Brownies. It helps to create a light and fluffy texture, as well as a rich flavor. Butter adds moisture to the batter, which helps the brownies to bake evenly and makes them more tender.
Cocoa powder is an essential ingredient in Chocolate Ganache Brownies, and it plays a major role in the flavor, texture, and color of the final product. I use a good quality cocoa powder because we get the flavor from it.
Chocolate chips are an integral part of making chocolate ganache, which is what makes these delicious Chocolate Ganache Brownies so delightful. By melting the creamy and sweet semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips together with heavy cream on the stovetop, you create a rich and glossy ganache that pairs perfectly with the fudgy brownie.
The heavy cream is also used to make the chocolate ganache topping. If you are in a pinch you can use milk but keep in mind the end result won’t be as creamy and indulgent.
How to store brownies to keep them fresh
It’s a good idea to store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature. This will keep them fresh, soft and delicious. If you’d like to store Chocolate Ganache Brownies for longer than a few days, you can also freeze them, but these are best enjoyed shortly after they’re made.
To freeze brownies you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap, place them in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to two months. When ready to eat just thaw overnight at room temperature before serving.
How to customize chocolate fudge brownies
Chocolate Ganache Brownies are a great base recipe to customize and play around with. Here are some ideas for customizing this recipe:
– Add chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds into the batter for a crunchy twist.
– Experiment with different types of chocolate chips like semi sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, etc.
– Use peanut butter ganache instead of chocolate ganache for a nutty twist.
– Add some flavor extracts like vanilla, almond or mint extract to the batter.
– Sprinkle your favorite toppings like nuts, coconut flakes and sea salt on the top of the brownies before baking.
Chocolate Ganache Brownies
- 2 Cups flour
- 1 1/2 Cups sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Cup butter melted
- 1/2 Cup cocoa powder
- 1 Cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 Cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a baking pan (9×13 inch) and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, and cocoa powder. Add the melted butter and eggs and slowly stir until everything is well incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan and take to the oven.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from the oven and let them cool down completely.
- Meanwhile prepare the ganache. bring the heavy cream to an almost boil. Remove form heat. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract and whisk. Cool for 5 minutes.
- Pour the ganache over the brownies and refrigerate for around 10 minutes before slicing.
In conclusion, these Chocolate Ganache Brownies are the perfect treat for any occasion! They’re easy to make and use minimal ingredients, but they have an impressive taste that will have your friends and family asking for more. So why not whip up a batch today? You won’t regret it! Enjoy!