This Whipped Cream frosting is perfect and here’s why. It’s not too sweet. It keeps it’s shape. There’s only 4 ingredients. It doesn’t melt at room temp and it doesn’t separate in the refrigerator. Best of all, my kids love it and I don’t feel too bad about letting them eat it.
Don’t you hate it when you have to scrape all the frosting off your cake to make it edible? I do. That’s why I searched for the perfect frosting recipe. This one takes the cake! You could even use it for a pie or add a little lemon for a sweet-tart fruit dip. Try it with my Snickers Candy Bar Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes!
How to Make Whipped Cream Frosting
4oz Cream Cheese or Neufchâtel Cheese (less fat) at room temp
1/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar
1 Teas Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup + 1 Tbls Heavy Whipping Cream
Whip the Cream Cheese and Sugar together with a hand or stand mixer until well combined. Add the vanilla extract and whip for a few seconds. Slowly add the cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Taste the frosting and add a little more cream if needed.
I don’t like a lot of frosting on my cake, but you can easily double this recipe if you like lots or are making a double layer cake. You can use this recipe to compliment all kinds of cakes by adding food coloring and other flavors of extract. This frosting holds together for hours at room tempature and even in the refrigerator for a few days.
Decorating Your Cake:
For a quick and easy way to decorate a cake or cupcakes with this perfect frosting, just make your own pastry bag! Kids love using these bags to decorate their cupcakes. Here’s how to make one:
Step 1: Cut a very small piece off the corner of a plastic bag and push a pastry tip in the hole. The bag will stretch, so make the hole smaller than you think it should be. The pastry tip doesn’t have to be pushed all the way through because it will get pushed down as you squeeze the frosting out.
I used a freezer bag because they are thicker and don’t stretch as much as a sandwich bag. Also, you don’t have to use a pastry tip. Just cut and an “X” shape in the corner of the bag for a simple decorative look.
Step 2: Place the pastry tip end of the bag in a cup and wrap the edges of the bag around it so you can fill it easily. Don’t fill it too full or the frosting will get warm from your hands.
Step 3: Do not close the bag! Slowly squeeze from the top of the bag to the bottom and decorate to your hearts content!
What’s your favorite frosting recipe?