Black Forest Cake Icing


This frosting recipe is great with Black Forest cake or any other cake. Pair this icing with cherry pie filling and your favorite chocolate cake for a delicious Black Forest cake.

close up view of a Black Forest with white Cake Icing and chocolate decorations
Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 cups


  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 4 ½ tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Beat together cream, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer until stiff. Place in the refrigerator until set, about 15 minutes.


You can substitute any extract for vanilla. I always use clear vanilla extract with this recipe to make it nice and white.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
22g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Potassium 46mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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