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We’ve been making whipped cream cakes and serving them in the store for two weeks now. We keep creating new cakes from pumpkin to chubby cherry. And we would like to share some of those recipes, the ones that were popular in the store.

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Chubby Cherry Whipped Cream Cake (picture above)

Our Chubby Cherry Filling and Topping is really good so we had to make a cake out of it.  We added Chubby Cherry to the frosting, put it between the layers, and spread some on top.  Very good.

Vanilla Bean Cake Mix
3 large eggs
1/2 cup water
Chubby Cherry Filling and Topping
Whipped cream frosting and decorations

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  1. Mix the cake batter in your stand type mixer, per package instructions.
  2. Spread batter in a greased or parchment lined 9X13 cake pan and bake for 18 minutes at 325 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  3. Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack. If you are using parchment paper, grab the edges of the paper and lift to transfer it to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
  4. After it has cooled, trim the edges back 1/4 to 1/2-inch. Use a ruler to cut the cake in half either long ways or short ways.
  5. You are now ready to stack and assemble your cake.  Put either frosting, jam, or a filling between the layers, cover the cake with frosting, and decorate it.

Frosting Recipe

2 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup meringue powder
2 teaspoons Marsden and Bathe Cherry Flavor, or equal
1/3 cup Chubby Cherry Filling
2 cups Darigold 40% Heavy Whipping Cream, or equal

Note: This is heavier whipping cream than many brands.  It has six grams of fat per tablespoon.  Lighter cream will work though you may wish to increase the meringue powder depending on how long before you use the cake.  The meringue powder acts as a stabilizer.

  1. Cream the cream cheese and the granulated sugar together until mixed thus avoiding cream cheese lumps in your whipped cream.
  2. Add the meringue powder, one teaspoon of flavor, filling, and the cream. Beat with a whip at high speeds until the cream thickens.
  3. Taste the thickened cream for sweetness and flavor. Add more sugar to taste if desired.  Depending on the brand, you will probably want to use the second teaspoon of flavor. Add a drop or two of color if desired. (We just let the filling tint the frosting.)
  4. Continue whipping until very stiff. (If you whip too long, it will turn to butter and buttermilk—though flavored and sweet.  It takes quite a bit of whipping to do so.)

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Lemon Whipped Cream Cake with Lemon Filling

This is a delightful cake, one of the favorites in the store.

We topped this cake in several ways.  What you see on this is a light coating of lemon designer dessert sauce sprinkled with lemon bark.  The sauce holds the bark in place. The bark is crushed candy pieces, lemon and white chocolate. Both the sauce and the bark contribute an intense lemon flavor.

The filling is lemon pastry filling, very much like lemon curd.  No wonder our customers loved this cake.

Vanilla Bean Cake Mix
3 large eggs
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon flavor
1/2 cup lemon pastry filling
Whipped cream frosting and decorations

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  1. Mix the cake batter in your stand type mixer, per package instructions.
  2. Add the lemon flavor.
  3. Spread batter in a greased or parchment lined 9X13 cake pan and bake for 18 minutes at 325 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack. If you are using parchment paper, grab the edges of the paper and lift to transfer it to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
  5. After it has cooled, trim the edges back 1/4 to 1/2-inch. Use a ruler to cut the cake in half either long ways or short ways.
  6. You are now ready to stack and assemble your cake.  Put either frosting or a filling between the layers, cover the cake with frosting, and decorate it.

Frosting Recipe

2 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup meringue powder
1/2 cup lemon pastry filling
2 teaspoons Marsden and Bathe Lemon Flavor, or equal
2 cups Darigold 40% Heavy Whipping Cream, or equal

Note: This is heavier whipping cream than many brands.  It has six grams of fat per tablespoon.  Lighter cream will work though you may wish to increase the meringue powder depending on how long before you use the cake.  The meringue powder acts as a stabilizer.

  1. Cream the cream cheese and the granulated sugar together until mixed thus avoiding cream cheese lumps in your whipped cream. Add the pastry filling.
  2. Add the meringue powder, one teaspoon of flavor, and the cream. Beat with a whip at high speeds until the cream thickens.
  3. Taste the thickened cream for sweetness and flavor. Add more sugar to taste if desired.  Depending on the brand, you will probably want to use the second teaspoon of flavor.
  4. Continue whipping until very stiff. (If you whip too long, it will turn to butter and buttermilk—though flavored and sweet.  It takes quite a bit of whipping to do so.)

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Pumpkin Whipped Cream Cake

With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, this is a definite seasonal favorite. We originally designed this recipe for a pumpkin sheet cake with a very good cream cheese frosting recipe.  But we used this to make our whipped cream layer cake and it was perfect.  You’ll find both frosting recipes here.

We used a Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes Mix. It makes a cream cake, denser than store mixes but lighter than a pound cake.  It is the perfect density for a pumpkin cake. You add spices, nuts, and canned pumpkin.

You may substitute one tablespoon pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg listed in these instructions.

Vanilla Bean Cake Mix
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup nuts
Whipped cream frosting and decorations

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  1. Mix the cake batter in your stand type mixer, per package instructions.
  2. Add the canned pumpkin, spices, and nuts to the cake batter. Mix just until combined.
  3. Spread batter in a greased or parchment lined 9X13 cake pan and bake for 18 minutes at 325 degrees or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack. If you are using parchment paper, grab the edges of the paper and lift to transfer it to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.
  5. After it has cooled, trim the edges back 1/4 to 1/2-inch. Use a ruler to cut the cake in half either long ways or short ways.
  6. You are now ready to stack and assemble your cake.  Put either frosting or a filling between the layers, cover the cake with frosting, and decorate it.

Original Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

1 four ounces of cream cheese (1/2 of an eight-ounce block), softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon meringue powder
1 cup heavy whipping cream

For the frosting, cream the granulated sugar with the cream cheese.  Add the other ingredients and beat until light and fluffy.

Caramel Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe

2 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup meringue powder
2 teaspoons Marsden and Bathe Caramel Flavor, or equal
2 cups Darigold 40% Heavy Whipping Cream, or equal

Note: This is heavier whipping cream than many brands.  It has six grams of fat per tablespoon.  Lighter cream will work though you may wish to increase the meringue powder depending on how long before you use the cake.  The meringue powder acts as a stabilizer.

  1. Cream the cream cheese and the granulated sugar together until mixed thus avoiding cream cheese lumps in your whipped cream.
  2. Add the meringue powder, one teaspoon of flavor, and the cream. Beat with a whip at high speeds until the cream thickens.
  3. Taste the thickened cream for sweetness and flavor. Add more sugar to taste if desired.  Depending on the brand, you will probably want to use the second teaspoon of flavor.
  4. Continue whipping until very stiff. (If you whip too long, it will turn to butter and buttermilk—though flavored and sweet.  It takes quite a bit of whipping to do so.)

 

About the Author

Dennis Weaver has burned food from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Miami, Florida. He is the founder of The Prepared Pantry in Rigby, Idaho and the author of How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking   available as an E-book or as a Kindle book on Amazon.

Dennis lives in Rigby, Idaho, with his wife, Merri Ann. They have five wonderful children and six beautiful granddaughters.