If you've never made this, you owe it to yourself. It sounds fancy and exotic, but seriously, it's the easiest thing you can make to dress up almost anything that deserves a chocolate topping.
8 oz. chocolate
3/4 cup heavy cream, brought just to a boil.
Pour over chocolate.
Let it sit for a minute or so, then stir. At first it seems doubtful that the glob of chocolate in your bowl will transform into velvety chocolate, but trust me.
At this point you can add 1 T. of vanilla or the liqueur of your choice.
How luscious is that?
Ganache is my topping of choice for the cakes I mail.
Try it. You know you want to.