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Dairy Free Vanilla Frosting

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

vanilla whipped cream frosting

A pastry chef friend of mine turned me on to whipped cream frostings. What I love most about them is how easy they are to make.

I use it all the time for my dairy free chocolate cake and dairy free chocolate cupcakes.

As they say, variety is the spice of life, so I alternate between this vanilla frosting and dairy free chocolate frosting.

What I really like about using whipped cream frosting is how light and delicious it is.

I actually didn’t realize this was actually the same filling and frosting I had on many cakes and cupcakes from bakeries until I started making and using it myself.


One time when I tried to make whipped cream frosting I forgot to whip the frosting first threw all the ingredients together and tried to whip them.

The result was… let’s just say it was less than ideal.

I ended up sticking it in the freezer and eating it like ice cream instead.

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

Dairy Free Vanilla Frosting

vanilla whipped cream frosting

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 and cornstarch. Whisk until well incorporated.
  3. Add vanilla. Whisk until mixed.


Double for a two layer cake and triple for a three layer cake

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