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Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

This easy Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting can be used on just about any dessert. It’s light enough for Chiffon Cake and will serve well as a dip for fruit.

This easy Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting can be used on just about any dessert. It's light enough for Chiffon Cake and will serve well as a dip for fruit.

This easy Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting can be used on just about any dessert. It's light enough for Chiffon Cake and will serve well as a dip for fruit.

Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Gluten Free items have become a hot topic over the past few years. I do not suffer any ill effect of gluten so it hasn’t been on the top of my radar. I enjoy baking recipes and making food that tastes great. I don’t alter recipes to make them for any dietary needs, that’s just not much of concern here. However, I do have a lot of recipes that are Naturally Gluten Free – meaning that they don’t have any gluten added to them in the form of wheat, barley, or rye.

It seems as if most people agree that it’s become a marketing gimmick to add a gluten-free label to a packaged product and sell it for a dollar more.

And, most of you agree that it’s downright deceitful for a company to use gluten in a product that would otherwise be made without it. For example, Gluten is added to soups and sauces as a thicken agent. It can be found is pasta sauce, yogurt, ketchup and BBQ sauce. It’s also used in a lot of processed meats such as hot dogs, lunch meat, and sausage. Even your beloved chocolate can contain gluten if it contains any Malted ingredients. (source)

Honestly, I had no idea it was in so many places. When in doubt, check the label!

This easy Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting can be used on just about any dessert. It's light enough for Chiffon Cake and will serve well as a dip for fruit.

I hope that my recipes don’t cause anyone any problems. Making recipes from scratch should resolve most, if not all, worries about gluten contamination in your kitchen.

Today, I have a chocolate whipped cream frosting that has some cocoa powder added it as well as some gelatin to stabilize it.

Gelatin you say?

The gelatin added is minimal. You won’t notice any change in the texture, but it will help to hold the shape of the frosting. This whipped cream can be pipped to make pretty roses on a cake, to make a petal design on a cake, or just to help prevent it from sliding off too quickly.

Want to try a whipped cream that still holds but doesn’t have gelatin? Try this Mascarpone Whipped Cream! Yum! The mascarpone cheese thickens the whipped cream and will help keep it from weeping.

This easy Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting can be used on just about any dessert. It's light enough for Chiffon Cake and will serve well as a dip for fruit.

Of course chocolate isn’t the only flavor of whipped cream you can make. Try making some Chai Whipped Cream, Peanut Butter Whipped Cream or even simple Cinnamon Whipped Cream. I bet all of these would be perfect added some pancakes or to a hot chocolate in the winter time!

Of course, if you’re looking for a dairy free whipped cream, you can check out my Low Carb Chocolate Whipped Cream made with Coconut Milk.

This recipe is part two of a three part Gluten Free series including Mocha Meringue Bark and Chocolate Flourless Cake.

All three recipes are Naturally Gluten Free. Enjoy a Chocolate Fourless Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream and Mocha Meringue Bark.

Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Light and fluffy, whipped cream frosting is a great alternative to a heavy buttercream.

Preparation 10 mins
Total Time 0:10

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin, unflavored
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons 100% Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar (depending how sweet you want it)

Instructions

  1. Place cold water into a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over and allow it to sit for 5 minutes to soften. Place into microwave for 10 seconds. Gelatin should be melted.
  2. In your mixer, whip cream with a whisk attachment. When soft peaks start to form, add in cocoa and sugar. As stiff peaks form, add in melted gelatin. Whip until completely blended.
  3. Frost cake or cupcakes, use on a pie or anywhere else whipped cream can be used.
  4. For storing overnight, place into a sealable container and place in the fridge. Give it a slight stir before frosting your cake, being careful not to deflate the cream.

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Jhoei

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

This looks very delicious. It looks very easy to prepare and won't take much of my time. I can't wait to make one.

thehumblefoodsnob

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

Thank you so much for this recipe! I was in unexpected need of a recipe for chocolate whipped cream that would stand up to being outside (for a short time!) for my twins' birthday party this Saturday- now I have it! You've saved the day :-)

Karyn Granrud

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

You are very welcome. I've made it with and without the cocoa. It holds its shape a bit better in the heat. Please feel free to share a photo on my FB page. I'd love to see how it turns out!

Chocolate Flourless Cake

Friday 17th of May 2013

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crazyforcrust

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I love this frosting! I must try gelatin!

Karyn Granrud

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Give it a go. Basic Whipped cream frosting is great for strawberry shortcake recipes.