Chocolate Macarons


Chocolate Macarons

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 25 depending on the size you make



  • ¼ cup caster sugar 55g
  • cups icing sugar 200g
  • ¾ cup ground almonds 90g
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • 150 grams dark eating chocolate chopped finely
  • ¼ cup cream 60ml


  • Preheat oven to 130C. Grease oven trays lined with baking paper. Beat egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Add caster sugar, beat until sugar dissolves, transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  • Fold in sifted icing sugar, ground almonds and sifted cocoa, in two batches.
  • Pour mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain tube. Pipe 4cm rounds about 3cm apart onto trays. Tap trays so macaroons spread slightly. Stand for 30 minutes.
  • Bake macaroons for about 20 minutes. Cool on trays.
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Bring cream to boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, pour over chocolate and stir until smooth. Stand at room temperature until spreadable. Sandwich macarons with the chocolate ganache.

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