My Lazy Caramel Ganache Recipe :)


  • 400g good white chocolate chopped
  • 80ml thick cream
  • 1/2 tin of Nestle Top n Fill

-I always use the microwave to make ganache but you can use a double boiler if that is your preferred method.

-I use Decor microwave rice cookers to make my ganache flavours in. They’re the perfect size and have a lid for great safe storage to and from the fridge.

1. Place thick cream in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat for a couple of minutes until it starts to boil.

2. Place chopped chocolate in heated cream and gently shake bowl until choc is mostly covered in cream.

3. Place back in microwave to melt choc. Be careful, it will burn quickly. You know your microwave so adjust time to suit. I always do mine for 2 bursts of 30 seconds (my microwave is pretty savage) then while the choc is soft but still a little lumpy, I use my electric hand mixer to beat the ganache on medium for about a minute and you will find all the lumps of chocolate combine. You may need to give it another short burst in the microwave to completely get rid of any lumps. You don’t want lumpy ganache :)

4. Place the Nestle Top n Fill into the prepared ganache, remix and then refrigerate overnight preferably.

5. When you come to use the ganache the next day, place it in the microwave for 15 second bursts as you don’t want to make it too runny. Beat between each burst, you should only need to repeat this step twice depending on your microwave. You will end up with a lovely, pale, fluffy caramel ganache perfect for filling cakes, icing cakes, piping onto cupcakes…..pretty much anything you want to taste divine!!

For a stronger caramel flavour if needed, I use a 1/2 teaspoon of Caramel Flavourcol which is a concentrated flavouring. I don’t recommend you use this on it’s own in either a Caramel Mud Cake or Caramel Ganache as it can taste a bit chemically and artificial so use very sparingly if you want that intense caramel flavour some people are looking for.

Enjoy :)

Tags: caramel ganache caramel top n fill

Raewyn, Sydney, Australia


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Nancy T W. ...

Hello.could you tell me what Nestle Top and Fill is and where I might find it please.I live in Canada.

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer ...

I went and looked it up online and it seems that Nestle Dulce De Leche is the same thing. I found it in my supermarket in the international asile

Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Hi Nancy and Jennifer, sorry for not replying sooner, I’ve been swamped! :) Thanks for helping out Jennifer, I’m looking forward to trying Dulce De Leche as it sounds delicious! I’m not sure what country you’re in Nancy, but in England, other ladies are telling me you can purchase ‘Carnation Cook with Caramel’
I hope that helps, would love to hear how you go with it. Thanks Ladies :)

Ambeverly ...

@Nancy,yeah,here in the UK,Carnation have a caramel flavour,it’s like the condensed one

Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Thanks Ambeverly :) x

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer ...

I finally got a chance to make this ganache.. can I just say OMG!!! That is awesome, thank you for sharing it. Tomorrow I am going to make your Caramel Mud Cake to put it on.

Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Haha! Hi Jennfer, thanks for that. I’m so glad you liked it. Can’t wait to hear what you think of the mud cake. Thanks again :) x

Fifi's Cakes ...

Sounds like a dream!! Another defo xx

Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Thanks Fiona, can’t wait to hear what you think :) xx

Kim Jury ...

Hi, just wondering how this goes under fondant..does it hold up like Choc Ganache

Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Hi KimmyJury, yes this recipe is actually designed to go under fondant. I would add more Top n Fill if you’re just using it as a filling to make it more luscious! :)

Kim Jury ...

Oh Great!..thanks :)

LiMi ...

Hi, i have followed the recipe to the letter but mine has seperated and there seems to be a butter like substance floating on the top :-(

Raewyn Read Cake Design ...

Hi LiMi, I think you just need to let it cool a little and then re-whip it. Let me know how you go :)

LiMi ...

Fab, thank you! Yeah you’re right it worked and is very yummy x