This Simple Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting can be used to top any cake, cupcakes, or even brownies! It only uses 4 simple ingredients, it’s light, fluffy, and perfectly chocolatey!
If you love whipped cream frosting as much as I do, be sure to check out my other recipes like Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake, Chocolate Whipped Cream Cherry Cake, or my Raspberry Whipped Cream Cake Jars.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You will love this Simple Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting recipe as you can use it top any cake, cupcakes, or brownies. Learn how to make this Simple Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting! This easy homemade frosting is super light, really fluffy, and has the perfect amount of chocolate. I use this frosting on my Chocolate Oreo Cake for Two and it’s so good!
I love Whipped Cream Frosting as it’s a lot lighter than traditional buttercream frosting. My traditional Whipped Cream Frosting can be used on any cakes, cupcakes, or brownies too! If you love this recipe, be sure to check that one out. Learn to make Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting for all your cakes and cupcakes!
Ingredients for Simple Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting
What can I use Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting for?
You can use this in place of any frosting for cakes, cupcakes, or brownies! Try adding this Simple Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting on top of my Traditional Butter Pound Cake!
Can I use cane sugar instead of powdered sugar?
No, don’t use cane sugar in place of powdered sugar. You need the powdered sugar in this recipe to fluff up the frosting so it’s more frosting-like. If you use cane sugar, you’ll just end up with incredibly rich (too rich!) whipped cream!
Do I need a mixer for this recipe?
You do need some kind of mixer for this recipe. That can be a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or hand mixer will also work. Whipping whipped cream by hand is very time consuming and difficult, especially for this much! Use whichever mixer you prefer, both will work just fine!
Can you over whip whipped cream frosting?
Yes, just like with homemade whipped cream, you can over whip whipped cream frosting. When making homemade whipped cream frosting, be sure to whisk, starting on low to avoid splattering at first. As the mixture begins to thicken, then gradually increase the speed, and continue doing so until you are at full speed. Once you are full speed, keep an eye on this mixture – don’t leave it! It comes together pretty quickly after that, and if you walk away you can over mix it and your whipped cream can deflate.
How much frosting does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 3 cups of Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting. That is enough for any of the following:
• 9 x 13-inch cake or brownies
• 9 x 9-inch cake or brownies (will be a little thicker here, so if you like more frosting, use this size)
• 1 dozen cupcakes
• 6-inch two layer cake
• single layer 9-inch cake
• 2 dozen sandwich cookies
How should I store whipped cream frosting?
Whipped cream frosting is made with heavy whipping cream, so it needs to be stored in the fridge. You can store extra whipped cream frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Simple Chocolate Whipped Cream FrostingDifficulty: Easy
This easy light and fluffy frosting is the perfect topping for any cake, brownie, or cupcake! Try my Simple Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting next time you're baking!
2 cups organic heavy whipping cream
142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted
43 grams (1/2 cup) organic Dutch cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer) add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Whisk on low to avoid splattering, and gradually increase speed as mixture starts to thicken, until you are at full speed. Whisk until stiff peaks form.
- Use on top of cakes, cupcakes, or brownies! Be sure to store treats made with whipped cream frosting in the fridge.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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