This Ganache has become quite special to me when baking for the ones I love. Besides the fact that any ganache saves one from having to skillfully frost a cake in order to achieve something that is aesthetically pleasing, this one has the advantage of being made from rich, yet also wholesome ingredients. Organic Earth Balance, vanilla soy milk, and dark vegan chocolate come together to create an extremely delicious and also cholesterol & trans fat free ganache.
One might ask why even bother with trying to avoid these types of fats in an undeniably decadent food like frosting or ganache. And, at some point in my life, I might have agreed with such a statement. But, as the years pass, I find myself understanding sustenance in reference to health more & more. I want the food I eat and that I feed my lovelies to be pure and wholesome, and I know many of you feel this way too. Plus, this ganache is delicious and allows us to indulge (there's still plenty of saturated fat) while feeling just a bit less guilty!
Vegan Chocolate Ganache
1 Cup Dark Vegan Chocolate
2 Tbsp. Organic Earth Balance
1/3 Cup Vanilla Soy Milk
1 Tbsp. Strong Coffee
A pinch of Cinnamon (Optional)
In the top of a double boiler, place the Earth Balance and soy milk. Bring the water below to a very low simmer and whisk. Mix in the coffee and cinnamon. Add the chocolate. Once it looks like it is beginning to melt, whisk until smooth. Remove from the heat immediately. This should all happen quite quickly, as chocolate can burn.
This is enough ganache to place about 1/3 between two layer cakes and the rest on top.
What is Earth Balance? See here.