Vanilla Whipped Cream Berry Chocolate Cake Recipe

by Jennifer on June 5, 2011

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My son had his preschool graduation on Friday. I knew it would be an emotional time for me so I decided to have a celebration instead – you know, delay dealing with the feelings, tears and all.

For the party dessert, I decided to top the cake with my favorite type of topping: a real whipped cream topping. The light and fluffy goodness deceives you into thinking it is light and fluffy for your body. To add to this illusion, I tossed some de-li-ci-ous organic berries on top.

Pure Decadent Evil Goodness.

Vanilla Whipped Cream
2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup super fine sugar (I am sure you can use regular granulated, just lower the amount)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Place the bowl and beater from your electric mixer into the freezer for a minimum of 10 minutes (you can skip this but I feel it helps the cream form a stiff peak faster).

2. Pour the cream, sugar and vanilla into the bowl and beat with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form. This should take 3-4 minutes.

3. Spread whipped cream on the cake and top with berries.

For the cake, make your own or use a quality boxed mix. Simply bake two 8-inch rounds. After cooling, cut the two layers lengthwise, resulting in 4 layers. I intended on making a 4-layer cake but the kids and I ate on layer – we were testing the flavor combos with the cream and berries.

Place the bottom layer on the cake stand, top with whipped cream. Repeat once or twice more reserving a bit of extra whipped cream for the top layer. Cover with berries.

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Gina Melton June 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

You look to baking to delay dealing with the feelings– I on the other hand, prefer to stuff my face so I don’t have to address my feelings, EVER. Either way, this cake is the ticket to some serious denial. Hope you are well and had a great celebration! Gina

Claire June 5, 2011 at 11:46 am

I’m pretty sure I would eat that whole cake. In one sitting. YUM!!!

I {heart} Rhody June 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

This looks delicious! Filling, but cool and summery too.

Joe Spector June 5, 2011 at 11:12 pm

This is sounds so delicious. Chocolate cake and real whipped cream…mmmm…just lost my train of thought…

Jessica @ How Sweet June 6, 2011 at 8:09 am

Wow – beautiful! This dessert is totally up my alley.

brandi@BranAppetit June 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

This looks delicious, Jennifer! I love when cakes are frosted like this – seeing each layer is fun.

Maria June 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Beautiful dessert!

Feast on the Cheap June 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm

What a beautiful cake!

Mae June 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Can I have a slice… Looks heavenly

Katrina June 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Yum! Looks delicious!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 7, 2011 at 3:48 am

Oh that does look devilishly good! Happy Graduation Day to your little boy!

patsy June 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm

wow… that looks so decadent AND gorgeous! My boys would dig in immediately!

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