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Whipped cream frosting: pipes well and can be made ahead! Perfect for cupcakes and cakes.
Whipped Cream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
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!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: frosting or topping
Keyword: how to make whipped cream frosting, whipped cream cheese frosting, whipped cream frosting, whipped cream frosting recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 351 kcal
  1. Place the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a large bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth.

  2. 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.
  3. When all the cream has been added, turn the mixer up to medium-high and whip until the frosting holds stiff peaks.
  4. Fold in the vanilla extract, if using.

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Recipe Notes

* 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.
  • Keep refrigerated.
  • Makes enough to fill & frost 1 triple-layer 8-inch cake, 1 double-layer 9-inch cake, or 2 dozen cupcakes.
  • Perfect for Black Forest Cake, Red Velvet Cake or cupcakes, Banana Pudding Cake, or Tuxedo Cupcakes.
  • For a chocolate version, add 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder in step #1 of the recipe instructions.
Nutrition Facts
Whipped Cream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1265IU25%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.