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Grab a spoon, you are going to want to eat this Whipped Cream Frosting straight from the bowl, or go ahead and dive in with fresh strawberries!

Whipped Cream Frosting on Chocolate Cake

Easy Whipped Cream Frosting

Whipped Cream Frosting is perfect for rich cakes as the frosting is not too sweet. You know the one bite and done frostings that you scrape off of the cake? You won’t be scraping this off.

It adds just the right amount of sweetness, especially when paired with dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. The light sweetness goes so well on angel food or citrus cakes like lemon too.

If buttercream is sometimes too heavy for you, whipped cream frosting is the answer. The biggest difference between the two is that the whipped cream is light and airy as opposed to the heavy richness from the butter base of buttercream.

When using whipped cream frosting you will need to store the frosting in your refrigerator and keep it cool. You can plan for the cake to be good for 2-3 days. It will start to dry out after that and your frosting will likely weep.

I also suggest sticking with one-layer or two-layer cakes. It is a softer icing and does not form a crust so using it for that wedding cake tower would not be recommended.

Whipped cream frosting is perfect on chocolate cakes, such an easy dessert that no one turns down. Hershey’s Chocolate Cake is truly the most versatile and easiest one-bowl chocolate cake recipe I have ever made.

This Chocolate Crazy Cake is one of the easiest cakes you’ll ever make and you don’t even need any butter or eggs to make this recipe.

If you haven’t yet tried the unforgettable Chocolate Quinoa Cake, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. There isn’t a hint of “quinoa” taste to the cake and it’s also the easiest gluten-free cake you can make without any special ingredients required.

Whipped Cream Frosting

Frosting Ingredients

The ingredient list is super short and sweet, literally.

  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
Whipped Cream Frosting is a simple topping for any cake

How to Make Whipped Cream Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream with the whisk attachment of an electric mixer until soft peaks begin to form.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Use immediately.
Whipped Cream Frosting

Frosting Recipes

Frosting is the condiment of the dessert world in my book. A cake just isn’t complete without it. I love creating frostings that compliment and complete the flavor of a dessert. I have too many favorites to ever choose just one.

TIP: A good offset spatula is your frosting best friend.

Creamy, Not-Too-Sweet, Absolutely Perfect Fluffy Chocolate Frosting is truly the best chocolate frosting I’ve ever tasted. And this Salted Caramel Frosting is amazing on chocolate cupcakes.

Fresh berries are one of my favorite ways to add flavor and these frostings are absolutely bursting with berry flavor. I crammed almost a full pound of fresh berries into this fresh Strawberry Frosting. Or try fresh Blueberry Frosting, a light and creamy frosting, whipped into fluffy blueberry loveliness.

Whipped Frosting

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Whipped Cream Frosting

Whipped Cream Frosting

Grab a spoon, you are going to want to eat this Whipped Cream Frosting straight from the bowl, or go ahead, dive in with fresh strawberries!
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream with the whisk attachment of an electric mixer until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Use immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal · Carbohydrates: 11g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 14g · Saturated Fat: 9g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 4g · Cholesterol: 45mg · Sodium: 11mg · Potassium: 38mg · Sugar: 11g · Vitamin A: 583IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 26mg · Iron: 1mg
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Whipped Cream Frosting over Chocolate Cake

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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