A great alternative for greasy frosting. This recipe is really more like whipped cream, but still has that great frosting taste!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
2
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the heavy cream into a medium bowl, and whip with an electric mixer. Add sugar, vanilla and cocoa powder; whip until stiff and spreadable. Refrigerate until needed.

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Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 33.2g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 81.5mg; sodium 32.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (58)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
This frosting is incredible! It's so easy to make too. Definitely double it. I chilled my bowl and beater for the heavy cream added the vanilla while beating it. In a separate bowl I mixed the cocoa and dark brown sugar. As I was whipping the cream I kept adding that to the mixture. It's very easy to work with and it's not overly sweet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2007
Quick and easy; tastes like mousse. Light but rich. I would suggest tripling the recipe for most cakes if not more and possibly adding more vanilla. Completely smooth which surprised me (because of the brown sugar). I'll probably use it again on account of how easy it was and because I often have whipping cream on hand. However it isn't the best recipe out there; I prefer one with butter. Read More
(2)
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
This frosting is incredible! It's so easy to make too. Definitely double it. I chilled my bowl and beater for the heavy cream added the vanilla while beating it. In a separate bowl I mixed the cocoa and dark brown sugar. As I was whipping the cream I kept adding that to the mixture. It's very easy to work with and it's not overly sweet. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
This recipe is PERFECT. I have never liked heavy, sugary buttercream frostings (or the stuff you get from the store in a can) and this is exactly the kind of frosting I love - light, fluffy, and not to sweet. I did double the recipe to fully frost my 9"layer cake (outside only, not filling, though I had a bit extra so I probably could've filled it too) and I also stabilized it by adding a teaspoon of gelatin that had been dissolved in 1/4 cup of water in the microwave after whipping. Wonderful! I'll be using this again :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2005
Awesome frosting! I did not think it was chocolately enough and so I melted 4 squares of 70% dark chocolate and whipped it in after I had tasted the original product. I doubled the recipe because I layered two 9x13 cakes and it was just enough to frost the outside (nothing extra for the filling). I really like the texture - very smooth and not at all grainy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2006
Deeeeeelicious. Was great with "dark chocolate cake" from allrecipes. This recipe didn't make much frosting though so make sure you make enough for your whole cake (triple or quadruple the recipe for a filled layer cake!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2008
the only reason i reserve a fifth star is because the frosting didnt have great texture or flavor when i used unsweetened cocoa. But after i substituted unsweetened cocoa for some instant cocoa mix i had sitting around, I lived it. I also used dark brown sugar since it seemed to bringout the vanilla flavor more. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
This frosting is seriously the BEST I've ever made. My husband didn't want a traditionally thick frosting on his b-day cake so I searched and searched for something that was more airy and mousse-like. I found this recipe and decided to give it a shot and was not disappointed. I quadrupled the recipe to cover and fill a three layered cake. But I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect. Not too sweet just the right chocolate flavoring great texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
Wow. This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Sadly.... it gets melty kinda quick so its best to use right before you serve the food its on. And I kept the cake in the fridge as well since it had cream in it. I could eat this on a million things. I used more cocoa than called for and I used dark chocolate cocoa on top of that. I think it could a little more but I was trying to get it to match a very dark chocolate cake so it might be okay as is on a lighter cake. Definitely make this without hesitation! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
wow I just made this for a cake and I love it! The texture and taste are wonderful; light and fluffy like a chocolate cloud :) Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2009
Wonderful - very quick and easy. Loses one star for the recipe submitters name. Last thing I want to think about when baking is maggots! YUK Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2007
Quick and easy; tastes like mousse. Light but rich. I would suggest tripling the recipe for most cakes if not more and possibly adding more vanilla. Completely smooth which surprised me (because of the brown sugar). I'll probably use it again on account of how easy it was and because I often have whipping cream on hand. However it isn't the best recipe out there; I prefer one with butter. Read More
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