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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


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


  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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Eileen Fridman

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

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


Wednesday 25th of November 2020



Monday 21st of September 2020

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


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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