Whipped Chocolate Cream Icing

"This is a lush light frosting which keeps it's consistency for 1-2 days in the refrigerator and doesn't seem to sink into the cake as so many do. Simple and easy to make. A delicious topping for those special occasions when you want something special."
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Ready In:
1 cake


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup icing sugar (2 cups if added sweetness is desired, I use 1 1/2 to 2cups)
  • 14 cup cocoa


  • Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl.
  • Add whipping cream and stir to mix.
  • With beater whip as for whipping cream.
  • This amount will very generously cover a large Angel cake or any other large cake.

Questions & Replies

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  1. robsonolivia5
    How long do I whip it for??
  2. cboyd4206
    Do I use liquid whipping cream or Cool Whip?
  3. Julie M.
    the question i have is.....would adding a tablespoon or two of meringue powder help keep its form? or hold or longer?
  4. tillsy
    So you add the sugar and cocoa to the cream before beating it, while it is still in its liquid form?


  1. evelynathens
    What a great icing. I wanted a light, cream-based icing and chose this one as I know Gerry's recipes are so good. Smart move on my part. I went with 1 1/4 cups of sugar as we don't like things too sweet. This was creamy, but light-flavoured and floated on the chocolate cake I'd baked. The whole family loved it. Thanks, Gerry.
  2. Amandas Pantry
    Totally loved this frosting!
  3. foxyroxy_msu83
    This icing was delicious. I put it on my husbands birthday cake, he loves whipped cream icing as the other members of my family do not. This more than pleased them all. I also added about 1 3/4 cups sugar and it had just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect!!
  4. Baby Kato
    Wow! Gerry what a wonderful icing. It was light, creamy, rich and very chocolaty. Just the perfect foil for the chocolate cake I made. We have a new favourite icing. I will be making this quick and easy to make icing often. Thanks so much for sharing.
  5. Grunig
    Great taste! Reminds me of a Frosty from Wendy's. It was wonderful on the mild chocolate cake I made!


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