Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting

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5 from 6 votes
This Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting recipe is so easy to make. Use this Whip Cream Chocolate Frosting on cakes, cupcakes, or cookies!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting on a chocolate cupcake with sprinkles around it.

This Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting recipe is so easy to make. It’s light and airy and not too sweet. Use this smooth, creamy Whip Cream Chocolate Frosting on cakes, cupcakes, or cookies!

 Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting on a chocolate cupcake with sprinkles around it.

Chocolate Whipping Cream Frosting is a rich, decadent frosting that can be made in under 10 minutes with 6 simple ingredients. This Chocolate Whipped Cream Icing is so versatile and your family is sure to love it! If you are looking for more easy dessert recipes check out this link for desserts that all use boxed cake mix.


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What We Love About This Chocolate Frosting with Whipping Cream Recipe

  • 10 Minute Recipe: This chocolate frosting recipe from scratch is so rich and decadent, yet so easy and quick to whip up.
  • Easy Ingredients: An easy recipe for chocolate whipped cream frosting only uses 6 simple ingredients, most of which you also have.
  • Adaptable: You can use this chocolate frosting for cupcakes and a layer cake, but you could also make cookie sandwiches stuffed with whipped chocolate frosting.
A group of cupcakes with the chocolate frosting.

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter: You will need softened unsalted butter.
  • Powdered Sugar: The powdered sugar is the base if the this homemade chocolate icing. Depending on how you want the consistency of the frosting you can keep adding more to achieve desired thickness.
  • Cocoa Powder: You will want to use 100% cocoa powder, not dutch-processed.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: The heavy whipping cream helps to make this creamy and fluffy chocolate frosting.
  • Vanilla Extract: The vanilla extract helps to bring all of the flavors together use more to your taste!
Powered sugar, butter, chocolate and vanilla in clear dishes,

Equipment Needed

How to Make Whip Cream Chocolate Frosting

These are the basic steps for making Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

The ingredients being whipped, then put into a piping bag and finally being added to a cupcake.

STEP 1: BEAT BUTTER AND SUGAR

In a large mixing bowl, first beat together to the softened butter with the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Mix together until well combined.

STEP 2: FINISHING CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM

Now add the heavy cream whipping cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture. Beat until well combined with stiff peaks.

STEP 3: TWEAKING THE FROSTING

You are welcome to tweak the frosting to get it your liking whether it is by adding extra cocoa powder or more heaving whipping cream to make it extra creamy.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the instructions as usual. Store mixing bowl covering with plastic wrap and storing in the fridge overnight. Pull the frosting out of fridge 20 minutes before you plan to use it that way you can let it soften. Chill in the fridge if it gets too soft.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can freeze left over whipped cream chocolate frosting in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FROSTING AND WHIPPED FROSTING?

Whipped frosting is made by adding heavy whipping cream to get give it that fluffy consistency.

IS WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING?

Whipped cream frosting is more light and fluffy and less sweet compared to buttercream.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes this homemade chocolate frosting recipe can easily be halved to doubled by increasing or decreasing ingredients proportionally.

CAN YOU DECORATE A CAKE WITH WHIPPED FROSTING?

Yes, you absolutely can! However it may not get as smooth of a look as using buttercream frosting to decorate with. It is great to top a chocolate cream pie with too.

Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting on a chocolate cupcake with sprinkles around it.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Looking to make a double batch of cupcakes, double this frosting recipe as well by increasing the ingredients proportionally.
  • Coconut Oil for Butter: Want to up the nutrition? You could swap butter for coconut oil, if you used unrefined coconut oil it will have a more coco-nutty flavor, where as the refined coconut oil has more neutral flavor.
  • Mocha Frosting: To make mocha flavored frosting you can either add so instant coffee or espresso powder.
  • Cream Cheese: Take this basic chocolate whipped cream recipe and add room temperature cream cheese frosting.
  • Fresh Fruit: Top your dessert with fresh fruit such as strawberries to make a pinterest worthy dessert.

What to Serve with Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting

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Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting on a chocolate cupcake with sprinkles around it.
5 from 6 votes

Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting

Yield: 24 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting recipe is so easy to make. Use this Whip Cream Chocolate Frosting on cakes, cupcakes, or cookies!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 4-5 cups Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder, or more as desired
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream, or more as desired
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, optional
  • Chocolate Sprinkles, if desired

Instructions

  • Beat together the butter, powdered icing sugar and cocoa powder for 2 minutes until well combined.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and salt. Beat until buttercream frosting has a thick, smooth texture that holds still peaks.
  • Adjust the flavor or texture with additional powdered icing sugar, cocoa powder or heavy cream, as needed.
  • Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes, starting in the center, working your way out to the edges and then back towards the center and up.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Looking to make a double batch of cupcakes, double this frosting recipe as well by increasing the ingredients proportionally.
  • Coconut Oil for Butter: You could swap butter for coconut oil, if you used unrefined coconut oil it will have a more coco-nutty flavor, where as the refined coconut oil has more neutral flavor.
  • Mocha Frosting: To make mocha flavored frosting you can either add so instant coffee or espresso powder.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute, chocolate, chocolate frosting, frosting, whip cream

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Whip Cream Frosting”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, this is good! The chocolate is definitely the star in this recipe and that’s just the way I like it. Some are just sweet with no flavor. This one’s a winner! Thanks fo sharing the recipe!

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  2. 5 stars
    Loved this! This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended

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