Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the easiest filling to make for a layer cake. You can make it in almost any flavor. Instead of or in addition to the instant pudding, you can mix in a fruit filling such as marionberry or strawberry. My favorite flavor of pudding to use is cheesecake. Tastes so good with a chocolate or lemon cake. This will make enough to fill a typical layer cake.


  1. In a chilled metal bowl, beat whipping cream on medium-high speed until it begins to thicken.
  2. Gradually add in the instant pudding mix and continue to beat, just until thick.
  3. If you'd like to add fruit filling, fold it into the cream after it's thickened.
Most Helpful

I've used this and got rave reviews too. With vanilla pudding I've added chopped fresh strawberries and with the chocolate pudding I added coffee liquour for flavor. I haven't had problems with sliding b/c the filling is very thick.

a sweet ending April 01, 2011

I used this as the filling for a cake I was making for a wedding shower. It was super-easy and sooo tastey. (I had no problem with the layers sliding.) Several people asked me for the recipe. I will be using this recipe again and again.

Shwltr78 November 18, 2010

I must have done something wrong because this recipe is awful!! I used the cheesecake pudding and couldn't get the horrible taste out of my mouth! Your directions are not really clear.....are you supposed to make the pudding first and then fold it into the whipped cream? I just added the pudding mix to the beaten whipped cream and folded in fresh raspberries. What a waste of ingredients! Terrible!!!!

msande3664 April 23, 2016