Is there anyone out there who doesn’t prefer the lighter whipped cream frosting or topping over the sickly sweet grainy powdered sugar stuff that is generally found in most bakeries, especially those inside the grocery stores? The problem with whipped cream is that it deflates shortly after whipping, and doesn’t last very well on cakes. The following Easy Stabilized Whipped Cream is suitable for use as a topping over almost any dessert, as well as frosting to pipe onto cakes. It’s very simple to make – it takes about five minutes – and the taste is fabulous. The following recipe makes enough to frost a 9” x 13” cake. For a layer cake, increase the ingredients to 3 cups whipping cream, 3 tablespoons instant pudding powder, and 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Once on the cake, make sure to store it in the refrigerator. This is also the perfect whipped cream topping for pies.
Not only can this yummy topping be made ahead, but it’s versatile and can be flavored with all kinds of ingredients to match the cake. For example, peanut butter makes a wonderful add-in for chocolate cupcakes; cooled, melted chocolate can be added for a chocolate version, and liqueurs or flavored coffee syrups can be added to change the flavor. Jams and jellies can be folded in, as well as toffee bits, crushed cookies, and crushed candy bars. The sky’s the limit!
This is one recipe you’ll use over and over; it will become your favorite way to top any dessert.
16 Servings (enough to frost a 9” x 13” cake or enough to top 3 or 4 9" pies)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding powder
1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Place the ingredients in a chilled mixing bowl.
- Beat on low speed for a minute or two, until the ingredients are mixed.
- Turn the speed to high and beat to stiff peaks.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 100
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 80% Protein 2% Carb. 18%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 28 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 1%