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!
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.
The ingredient list is super short and sweet, literally.
- heavy whipping cream
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
How to Make Whipped Cream Frosting
- 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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