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This chocolate whipped cream cake is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion. Light chocolate cake is layered between a sweet whipped cream for the perfect cake recipe.

Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake

My grandma used to make this cake chocolate cake with whipped cream for us every year on our birthdays.

There were two versions… chocolate and vanilla. Most of us chose the chocolate.

The only time I remember ever having the vanilla version was Easter. She would color the whipped cream into pretty pastels which paired nicely with the warm color of the yellow cake.

Both versions taste divine.

The secret is to serve it COLD. Make it a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. The flavors blend together beautifully leaving you with the perfect cake.

Recipe Features:

  • EASY: I like to make a homemade cake but you can definitely use a box mix.
  • Perfect for Frosting Haters: Truth time, I’m not a big frosting fan. I like it, but not a lot.
  • Make Ahead: This recipe actually tastes BETTER after it has sat overnight in the fridge.
Whipped Cream Recipe

My grandma always used a cake mix. I decided it was time to upgrade to a homemade devils food and am so glad I did.

The cake itself is the closest thing to perfection that you can get. Moist, chocolaty, and perfect topped with your favorite frosting. While my cake may have changed, my whipped cream is still the same I made in my grandma’s kitchen as a kid.

Chocolate Sprinkles

Tips and FAQs:

Another beautiful thing about this recipe is that you do not have to be a super great cake decorator. You can pipe the whipped cream between layers, spoon it on, or just spread it with a knife.

Cover the top with sprinkles and you are all set!

How to make whipped cream:

It all starts with a carton of heavy whipping cream and a chilled bowl. I do recommend using a mixer for this part just because stirring by hand takes some serious muscle.

You want stiff peaks to form giving you a good base to hold your cake layers in place.

By chilling the bowl (and even the whisk attachment) you cut down your mixing time significantly but it isn’t necessary. Just consider that my helpful kitchen trick to you.

  1. Place your mixing bowl and whisk attachments in the freezer for 10-15 minutes or until chilled.
  2. Pour in cold whipping cream. Whisk until slightly thickening.
  3. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Continue to whisk until stiff peaks are formed.

How to prepare a round cake pan:

  1. Grease your pan with butter or cooking spray (I suggest coconut oil spray).
  2. Place 1-2 tablespoons of flour into the pan. Gently tap and rotate the pan to cover the entire thing with flour. Tap out excess.
  3. Place a round piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan. Pour the batter directly on top and bake.

How do you store a Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake?

Most cakes, when stored properly, and fine stored at room temperature. This cake, however, should be stored in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake Recipe

I am sure that love is the secret ingredient in this easy cake recipe. It is a family favorite of ours and I am sure you will love it as much as we do.

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Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake

Chocolate Whipped Cream Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This chocolate whipped cream cake is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion. Light chocolate cake is layered between a sweet whipped cream for the perfect cake recipe. 


For the Cake:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cups brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup water

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons powdered sugar


For the Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two cake pans with flour or 2 muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Cream together the butter with the brown sugar. Add the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla and melted chocolate.
  3. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Stir into the wet ingredients with the sour cream and water. Divide between your prepared pans.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes for cupcakes, 25-30 for 8 inch cakes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely and slice each cake in half creating two circles each.

For the whipped cream:

  1. Place your mixing bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Whip the cream in the chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar. Continue to whisk until light and fluffy. Spread between your cake layers.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g

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Saturday 20th of November 2021

If you make it a day ahead, do you go ahead and frost it? Or do you make it ahead and put it together before eating it?


Sunday 21st of November 2021

It actually tastes better if you make it ahead of time and assemble. We do this and just store it in the refrigerator.


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Hi, planning to make this soon! Just wondering what chocolate works best for this recipe?

Thank you!


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

@Jesseca, Perfect! Thank you for your help!


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

I like to used unsweetened chocolate. You can find this next to the cocoa powder in most baking aisles. Here's a link to the one I use :


Monday 13th of April 2020

What size cake pans?


Monday 13th of April 2020

I use 8" pans but 9" would work as well


Saturday 21st of December 2019

Hi If I make this a day ahead of time to I need to wrap it in plastic wrap when storing it in the fridge or something else? Thanks


Saturday 21st of December 2019

We usually store ours in a cake tray. You can wrap the un frosted cake in plastic wrap, or even a frosted one. Whatever you feel most comfortable with.


Monday 11th of November 2019

This is exactly what I was looking for! Any idea how well leftovers keep in the fridge? A few days?


Tuesday 12th of November 2019

I'd say about three days. That's the longest it's lasted in our home (most of the time it gets eaten by then). It tastes better the longer it sits in the fridge!

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