The honey in this frosting gives it a smooth texture. It will set firm enough to spread or pipe, but won’t turn crunchy.
Finely chopped chocolate for the ganache
The ganache has a high gloss finish
This frosting is made with finely chopped chocolate and syrup to give it an extra lustre. You can also add espresso powder to made a cappuccino flavoured frosting. This makes enough for a thin layer on top of a batch of 12 cupcakes as I don’t like too much. You could easily double it and pipe it into a swirl if you like frosting. It’s is a good rainy day frosting to stick in the freezer if you have loads left over.
You can make it in advance to save time, just keep it in the fridge until you need it. Leftover frosting can be kept for 3 days in the fridge or frozen on the day it’s made. You may need to nuke it in the microwave for 10 seconds if it’s been refrigerated though to loosen it up again.