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

This was absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! I licked every spoon and spatula (after use) but still managed to get some on each of the layers of the 4-layer cake I made. (The cake is for a party this weekend -- I can hardly wait to serve it.) I used vanilla pudding mix and added chopped strawberries. I can see that this will be my go-to filling from now on as it will definitely adapt to various flavors. Thank you for posting!

RedhairMac May 27, 2016