so i've been hankering for a black forest cake, but have never been able to successfully whip up coconut cream. I think having a whipped-cream like topping will really make or break what i'm imagining in my head, since my grandma used to make a black forest cake with whipped cream and that's what i've been feeling nostalgic for.
in the past, i tried following this
to a T a couple times, but the mixture only ever got to what i'd describe as really melted whipped cream before actually starting to melt and ending up liquid. and it was always a total letdown after going on a wild goose chase for milk that would separate, refrigerating it over night, freezing the bowl etc,
i have whisks, decent hand mixer, low-end food processor, blender, immersion blender, (might be a stretch to use those last ones to whip cream?)
is there something i can add to help it firm up? more sugar? tapioca? agar? cornstarch? xantham gum?cream of tartar? could i somehow make an aquafaba based whipped cream (though i'd be worried the water would make the cake soggy?) is there anything that would be a decent sub for the coconut whipped cream? any insight would be appreciated - i don't mind being experimental to make up a recipe that will work.