Chocolate Cupcakes With Chocolate Cool Whip Frosting

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Has this ever happened to you?  You make a cake for a special occasion, it comes out of the oven perfectly and to save time you decide to use a commercially made frosting.  You go to spread it and pieces of the top of the cake crumble off with the frosting.  Your beautiful cake now has cake pieces mixed in with the frosting.

I have a solution for you, COOL WHIP Frosting!

I decided to make chocolate cupcakes and use COOL WHIP Chocolate Frosting. It is made with Dutch cocoa and has that deep chocolaty flavor. It is lighter in color than most chocolate frostings, but that did not hinder it’s flavor. I like that it doesn’t have that too sweet, heavy taste of many of the commercially made frostings.

Chocolate CupcakesSince it’s the holidays I decided to add mint flavoring to the frosting and was pleased that I could easily mix it right in the container. The chocolate-mint combination turned out incredible and in fact, it was so good and I could have sat and eaten spoonful after spoonful.

Choocolate Cupcakes Cool Whip FrostingEven though this frosting is a new item I was able to find to easily in the freezer section of our grocery store, right next to regular COOL WHIP. The three flavors available are Chocolate, Vanilla, and Cream Cheese. Since the frosting is so easy to stir, you can mix in other flavorings and develop unique combinations easily on your own such a cherry in chocolate, cherry in vanilla, or strawberry in either, just to name a couple.

My granddaughter had talked me into buying bubble gum flavoring at the cake store.  I was never sure what I was going to do with it.  Now I know. I am going to make white cupcakes and stir the bubblegum flavoring into Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting. Will she ever be surprised!

To learn more and for more recipe inspiration, “Like” COOL WHIP on Facebook and be sure to follow the hashtag #coolwhipfrosting on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

I am working in partnership with the COOL WHIP brand and I received products for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.

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About Tired Grandma Judy

Hi! My name is Judy and I’m a proud Grandma of four. With 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson, I spend a lot of time as a happy babysitter. I absolutely love being a grandmother and my grandchildren growing up in Ohio and Michigan, I spend a lot of time on the road, on the phone, and traveling. I"m happy to be aboard here at 2 Wired 2 Tired where I enjoy dabbling in food blogging, reviewing products for grandparents, and sharing our trip reviews.


  1. Diana Stanhope says:

    OMG how yummy does this look!

  2. Oh my gosh…bit of a chocolate overload for me, I think, but I know a couple of sweet-toothed cupcake monsters who would beg, borrow or steal for these!

  3. I prefer whip cream frosting for the same reason, they are not overly sweet like traditional frostings.

  4. Stacey Roberson says:

    We are chocolate lovers in my house, and these look yummy! And cream cheese cool whip sounds even better. Thanks for sharing!


    mmmm these sound yummy! I am sure I would love them as I have even used “plain” cool whip as frosting before and it was delicious. I’ve also mixed the plain kind with packets of pudding mix in various flavors and that made great frosting too.

  6. Dena Sablotny says:

    I really want to try Cool Whip fosting. It looks and sounds yummy, and simple to use!

  7. This sounds so yummy. :) I’ll have to try this next time I make cupcakes. I love whipped icing, but I’ve never made my own. :)

  8. Alana Vester says:

    These look so yummy! I have heard of the Cool Whip frosting but I haven’t seen it yet.

  9. I would really like to try cool whip frosting because I dont like regular frosting.

  10. Evelyn Goettner says:

    These look yummy! I love trying new recipes and baking with my kiddos.

  11. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I ‘ve Seen Cool Whip Frosting, But Never Tried It, I Will Be Trying It Very Soon ! Great To Know A Variety Of Flavors Are Available

  12. Austin Baroudi says:

    This looks so good!Thanks for the post!

  13. I haven’t seen this yet, either. I’m making a mental note to keep an eye out, though. I really like Cool Whip.

  14. Oh my! I have to try this!!! Looks so good!

  15. Thomas Murphy says:

    wow that looks good! I want to try Cream Cheese

  16. I have yet too try their cool whip frosting i keep forgetting everytime im at the store i need to make myself a note this looks delicious!

  17. Looks delicious!

  18. Oh. yum! I haven’t seen these in our store yet. I will definitely be looking for the Cream Cheese Cool Whip. Thanks for letting us know.

  19. I’ve never heard of this product before, but it sounds delicious. I would love to try the cream cheese flavor.

  20. Stephanie Larison says:

    Yummy, these look so good! Lol not too good on the diet I’m on but, yum!

  21. ellen beck says:

    Your cupcakes look great!
    I have seen the chocolate and the vanilla but not the cheesecake yet. The chocolate is good enough to eat on it’s own, maybe I shouldnt find the cheesecake :P

  22. I was just thinking about what kind of dessert I would bring to an upcoming party . . . this looks scrumptious (and easy)! I’m going to give a try.

  23. Cream cheese Cool Whip frosting!? What took ‘em so long! I HAVE to get some of this!

  24. Angela Killingsworth says:

    That sounds delicious! We will have to try this! Thanks

  25. I love the Cool Whip frosting compared to the old buttercream.

  26. This looks so good. My kids would love the chocolate frosting on any dessert.

  27. These look great. I hate when I go to frost a cake and it just breaks up into little pieces. Plus my family are not huge fans of frosting. But they do love Cool Whip.

  28. Min chocolate frosting sounds so good! I’ve been eyeing that Cool Whip frosting for a bit now…looks like I’ll have to get some!

  29. These look yummy! I love Cool Whip, so I can only imagine how the frosting tastes.

  30. courtney b says:

    yum! who knew cool whip had so many uses?

  31. Looks delicious to me!

  32. Debbie Welchert says:

    This frosting sounds so good. My grandson has a birthday next month and I will be trying out Cool Whips frosting on his cupcakes.

  33. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    these look delicious and very light!

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