Whipped Cream Frosting

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Recipe by Pixie

a light creamy frosting with several variations, all you need is the cake...

Top Review by Laura in Texas

Great consistency to this frosting. Very light and fluffy. Not very sweet. I've never made a whipped cream frosting so I was concerned it might separate on top of the cake after a day or two.But it didn't (keep it in fridge) and I will happily make this again. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pint heavy cream, well chilled
  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Variations

  • Chocolate

  • 12 cup cocoa, sifted in with in the icing sugar
  • Coffee

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee, dissolved in the cream
  • Lemon

  • 12 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 finely grated lemon, rind of, in place of the vanilla
  • Orange

  • 12 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 finely grated orange, rind of, in place of the vanilla
  • Nut

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract, in place of the vanilla
  • 34 cup minced nuts, of your choice,folded in
  • Tipsy

  • 1 -2 tablespoon brandy or 1 -2 tablespoon rum or 1 -2 tablespoon Bourbon, in place of the vanilla (For extra tipsy, pierce the cake layers and dribble with more of the same type of liquor and let sta)

Directions

  1. Using both a chilled bowl and chilled beaters, beat the cream until frothy.
  2. Add the icing sugar and vanilla gradually while beating.
  3. Whip until light and a thick enough consistency to spread as an icing.
  4. Use immediately.

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