Need a fluffy, light frosting that holds its shape well? Look no further than this whipped cream frosting recipe! Made with just 3 simple ingredients. It's more stable than regular whipped cream and is perfect for any make-ahead dessert!
Place the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large bowl and beat on medium-low speed until smooth.
Turn the mixer down to medium-low speed and pour the heavy cream down the side of the bowl in a very slow and steady stream, stopping every now and then to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula.
When all the cream has been added, turn the mixer up to medium-high and whip until the frosting holds stiff peaks.
Fold in the vanilla extract, if using.
* Do not use cream cheese from a tub. Look for the kind of cream cheese that comes in a brick for this recipe.
Can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
Makes enough to fill & frost 1 triple-layer 8-inch cake, 1 double-layer 9-inch cake, or 2 dozen cupcakes.