Whipped Cream Filling or Topping

This is a basic whipped cream filling that is delicious as is or dressed up with fresh fruit.

  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. This will whip up and come together quicker and better if all ingredients, as well as the bowl used for whipping, are chilled.
  2. Put the vanilla and cream in the bowl of an electric mixer (or a bowl with high sides if you're using a hand mixer).
  3. Begin beating the cream, adding the sugar a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Whip until stiff peaks form.
  5. Do not overbeat or you'll make butter.

Note: Makes enough to fill a 3-layer cake, or to fill and top a 2-layer cake.

Ready in: 15 Min

Kitchen tools you'll need for Whipped Cream Filling or Topping:
Electric Mixer, Mixing Bowls, Rubber Spatula

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell