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Dairy Free Chocolate Frosting

This dairy free chocolate frosting is made without butter. Instead, it’s a whipped cream frosting which is very easy to make.

Three chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting on a white marble counter

A pastry chef friend of mine turned me onto whipped cream frosting when I told her I didn’t want to use dairy free butter or dairy free margarine.

What I really like about it is how easy it is to put together. Just whip up the cream, add the other ingredients, whip some more, and done.

You can use any dairy free whipped cream you want including coconut cream.

I’ve used this to make dairy free chocolate cake and dairy free chocolate cupcakes. It was a huge hit!

Yield: Frosting for 1 layer cake or a dozen cup cakes

Dairy Free Chocolate Frosting

Three chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting on a white marble counter

This dairy Free frosting is easy to make and is perfect for dairy free cakes and dairy free cupcakes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dairy free whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Beat whipped cream until stiff.
  2. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch. Whisk until well incorporated.
  3. Add vanilla. Whisk until mixed.

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Janie

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Hi ElissaBeth. We just devoured a chocolate mayonnaise cake adorned by you frosting (made with Rich's whipping cream). It was PERFECT. However, I have quite a bit of the frosting left over, possibly enough for 12 cupcakes. Can it be frozen for future use?

ElissaBeth

Monday 9th of August 2021

It can be :) If you can, I'd recommend piping them into the shapes you want for the cupcakes onto parchment paper, freeze them like that, and once frozen transfer them to a resealable freezer bag. This way they are already ready to use once they defrost.

Monday 12th of July 2021

I made the dairy free chocolate cupcakes and the dairy free frosting. Delicious!

ElissaBeth

Monday 12th of July 2021

I'm happy to hear you liked it so much :)

Eileen Fridman

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I live in Israel can I use Rich's whipping cream?

ElissaBeth

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Absolutely!

Nell

Monday 21st of September 2020

Is this room stable or does it have to be refrigerated?

ElissaBeth

Monday 21st of September 2020

It could stay on the counter for a limited time but should be stored in the refrigerator.

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