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Cocoa Whipped Cream Icing Recipe

If you're covering cupcake tops with a simple swirl, nothing will make them look fuller or more luxurious than our Cocoa Whipped Cream Icing.
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Step 1

Beat cream until slightly thickened. Gradually add sugar, vanilla and cocoa. Beat until stiff peaks form.

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whipping cream

2 cups whipping cream (whipped)

confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


2 tablespoons cocoa

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Cocoa Whipped Cream Icing is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my go to easy cake recipe. I take two dark chocolate cake mixes and throw them in a 10" round cut it in half and fill and frost it with this frosting. I ALWAYS get rave reviews every time. Tips: cold is your friend. I always freeze my tools before I whip the cream etc. It has to stay as cold as possible. Also if you let if soak into the cake for a few hours in the fridge it's nice. If it is not on the way to the party or on display or being eaten, put it in the fridge so it doesn't melt. An hour to hour 1/2 tops. love. love. love.
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will always bring a heavy and rich chocolate cake with this frosting. It is so easy and people RAVE over it every time. Little do they suspect that I took a couple of box cake mixes, and this simple recipe, throw them in a 10 inch wide 3 inch deep circle pan, split it in half and throw the frosting on there. So easy! And again, people RAVE. I don't think it needs any sweetness added to it, as it does better coupled with a heavy rich cake.
Date published: 2010-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I made the icing according to the instructions and was left with a chocolate milk-like substance. After reading other recipes on the web I'm beginning to wonder if this should be HEAVY whipping instead of regular whipping cream. Now I'm left with a mess I'm trying to salvage. If heavy whipping cream is what you need, then this recipe would be very easy. What I have is a mess and money wasted in useless product. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2012-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I read this wrong and used Whipped Cream from a tub. This was not what I expected it would be. I added lots more sugar and meringue powder and was still more like a sticky runny filling type stuff. Maybe next time if I used Whipping cream from the dairy department it will be better. I wound up using Wilton's Extra Special Buttercream Icing and adding Cocoa. That one was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I needed icing for my cupcakes and thought wow "Cocoa Whipped Cream Icing" sounds but when i make the whipp cream and added the icing sugar it turns into a horrible texture and i couldnt use it ~ very dissapointing! i had to use the recipe from the back of the icing sugar bag to make my icing!!! Really am scared to use another recipe from this site!!!
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I did not care much for the flavor. At first it was pretty bitter, so I added more powdered sugar and it was much better after that. I wanted to use it on a yellow cake, but after 3 different people testing it, we all agreed to go with a chocolate buttercream for the heavier chocolate flavor.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved the taste of the frosting. The only thing I didn't like is that it wasn't as stiff as some of the other whipped cream frostings I've worked with. To make it extra chocolatey I added a little extra cocoa powder and vanilla. Though, aside from the runny-ness it was yummy!
Date published: 2011-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is one of my favorite recipes. I do find that if I add just a pinch of meringue powder, it helps the whipped cream to "stand up" a bit more. I decorate all my cupcakes with whipped cream frosting as I'm not a huge buttercream icing fan.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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