chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting

I offered to bring dessert to a friend’s birthday party. It turned out to be the host’s birthday cake, which was a nice surprise. The cake was gone within minutes.

This was a simple, classic cake combination–chocolate with a pillowy frosting of whipped cream, and a filling of whipped cream. I coated the sides with cake crumbs, as is commonly done in black forest cakes, to hint at the chocolate cake within. This is a popular combination that appeals to just about everyone!

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2 Responses to “chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting”

  1. Luv2Cook Says:

    Can you post a recipe for this?

  2. prettytastycakes Says:

    Hi Luv2Cook,

    You can use your favorite chocolate cake recipe.
    As for the whipped cream frosting, whip together:

    2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 tsp vanilla extract

    Make sure whipping cream is very cold before whipping. Combine all ingredients and whip for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to overwhip (as I think I have done with this cake!).

    I used crumbs that fell from the cutting of the cake layers to decorate the sides. I also sprinkled some espresso powder very lightly over the piped edges.

    -PTC