Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Crème d’or

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

Except for a little vanilla, this frosting contains the same ingredients (chocolate and cream) in the same proportions as ganache, but it is prepared differently—the chocolate is melted by itself and then folded with whipped cream. Because crème d’or is made with whipped cream, it should be folded just long enough to incorporate the chocolate or the cream will turn to butter. Crème d’or is lighter and more like whipped cream than whipped ganache.