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.
- In a chilled metal bowl, beat whipping cream on medium-high speed until it begins to thicken.
- Gradually add in the instant pudding mix and continue to beat, just until thick.
- If you'd like to add fruit filling, fold it into the cream after it's thickened.
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.
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.
sounds really yummy ... question though - I am in New Zealand so is the instant pudding mix referred to in this recipe similar to what we have here ( you buy instant pudding in a small box and mix it up with 1 cup of milk till thick and set in fridge ) ? so you are just using the "powder" and adding which ever flavour you wish to the cream ?