Whipped Cream Frosting

Prep Time:

5 minutes


About this Recipe


Recipe from Baking Day with Anna Olson
Appetite by Random House, 2020

This is the simplest of frostings. It’s excellent when you are short on time or intend to serve the cake with fresh fruit.


  • 2 cups (500 mL) whipping cream
  • ½ cup (65 g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp (9 g) instant skim milk powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

Use immediately or chill, covered, for up to 1 day, until ready to use.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Using electric beaters or a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment, whip the cream at high speed until it starts to hold its shape. Add the icing sugar, skim milk powder and vanilla. Whip at low speed to work the icing sugar in and then increase the speed to high and continue to whip until the cream holds a peak when the beaters are lifted.