Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

An easy way to turn an ordinary cake into a decadent dessert. Purchase a ready made angel food cake and you won't even have to turn your oven on. Prep time includes chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk sugar, cocoa, milk and 1/8 tsp cream of tartar until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
  3. With an electric mixer, gradually beat cream into chocolate mixture, add 1 tsp cream of tartar and beat until stiff peaks form.


Most Helpful

A wonderful icing. It was so simple to make and what I really loved was the quantity. Next time, I'll split my cake layers and make 6 because there's plenty to use for filling and I love thin layers in my cakes. So often, though, an icing recipe just doesn't yield enough to accomplish this. Thanks for posting.

Bogey'sMom November 21, 2002

This icing had a nice taste, but the tartar was overpowering. I don't know if I did something wrong, or the icing just wasn't sweet enough, but it had an off taste, but the chocolate part was nice- just an off taste somewhere in the back.

Melslack December 13, 2003

DO NOT PUT CREAM OF TARTAR in this recipe!!!!!! There is no need...cream of tartar helps EGG WHITES volumize--it is doing nothing here but adding a bitter note. Other than that this is a wonderful top note for making a luscious Chcolate/Coffee Mousse cake. We used Recipe # 96999 to layer between a chocolate sponge cake, and topped with this revised Whipped Cream---DELICIOSOS!!

ashkani November 24, 2008

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