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Bavarian Cream Filling

This is such an easy filling and can be flavored with any extract you like, lemon, rum, coconut etc. But my best seller is to flavor it with Kahlua. Wonderful in a chocolate or white cake. If making the Kahlua filling I also brush my cake layers with a simple syrup made of equal amounts of granulated sugar and water. One cup each, 2 Teaspoons instant coffee granules, boil till sugar dissolves, remove from heat and add 1 Tablespoon Kahlua. Let cool and brush on leveled cake layers just to moisten, not soaking.

Bavarian Cream Filling


  • One cup thawed Pastry Pride topping one 3 oz. package Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix Hot water Flavoring


  1. Empty pudding mix into a small mixing bowl. Add enough very hot water to make a thick paste, about the consistency of hobby paste. It generally takes about 3 Tablespoons of water, but start with 1 and add more as needed. Stir till lumps are out and then stir in flavorings. For the Kahlua I use 1 Tablespoon, if using extracts start with just a drop or two, you can always add more after the filling is completed.
  2. Set this mixture aside and beat the thawed Pastry Pride in mixer with whisk attachment to stiff peaks. Add flavoring to Pastry Pride, if Kahlua add 1 Tablespoon, if extracts just a few drops.
  3. Spoon a small amount, about 1/4 cup, of the whipped Pastry Pride into the bowl of pudding mixture, stir to lighten and then scrape the mixture back into the bowl of beaten Pastry pride, beat till combined. Taste and adjust flavorings. This filling will keep sealed in the refrigerator for about 1 week, it does not contain dairy products. Makes enough to fill a 10" cake generously.

Comments (31)

Is Pastry Pride like cool whip? I have never heard of it & would like to try your recipe. Thanks
What is pastry pride may i ask nevernheard of it before and where could i get it.
Pastry Pride is a non-dairy ready to whip frosting. It comes in a carton and it is frozen. Once it is thawed it is like thick milk. You whip it in your mixer and it comes out like whipped cream. It has a good flavor, not overly sweet. I live in California and I buy it at Smart n Final. It usually costs about $4.00 for a quart or $10.00 for a gallon. I use just Pastry Pride (nothing added) to decorate my wedding cakes and everyone raves about it.
What kind of cake goes well with this recipe?
I have a quick is possible to bake a cupcake with this filling in the middle???
This sounds wonderful. My husband doesn't like very sweet things so I am going to try this one for him. I also use pastry pride 99% of the time to frost my cakes and everyone loves it.
What would be the equivalent of Pastry Pride on the East Coast. I live in Georgia and can't find it here.
I was looking for a quick and easy bav. crm recipe and thought I would give this a try. I can't get Pastry Pride, so after some research, I used heavy whipping cream with some pwd. sugar in its place. It came out delish!!!! Quick and easy too!
how much heavy whipping cream, how much powdered sugar? Does anyone know what the equivalent of Pastry Pride would be in New York? Would it be Rich's non- dairy creamer?
Oh how I wish we could get Pastry Pride in the South!!!! I see so many great looking recipes with this, but can't find it anywhere. : (
I just finished making this.I am in Canada so I whipped 1 cup heavy cream with powdered sugar to taste.I used vanilla for the flavorings and it is great! It tastes like donut cream filling.Made enough to fill 10" round.
This sounds so yummy. You mentioned that the filling does not contain dairy products. So if I use this is it O.K. for the cake not to be refrigerated once it's filled? I am not setup to store cakes in the refrigerator so I want to be careful with my ingredients! I cannot wait to try this out.
Is pastry pride something like better cream
Once I deliver my cakes, they usually sit unrefrigerated in a banquet hall for hours until the cake cutting. There has never been a problem due to not being refrigerated. I once delivered a wedding cake to the hall at 10:00 am, went home and got ready, arrived at the reception, blah blah blah, the cake was finally cut around 9:00 pm and the Pastry pride was not affected at all. I swear by this stuff. And yes, it is similar to Bettercreme but not as sweet and a bit lighter in texture.
ok what if you can't get the pastry pride and have to make the bavarian cream with heavy cream and sugar....would it be ok sitting out unrefidgerated for over 24 hours???
I would like to try this in making a pink champagne cake or cupcake, what flavoring would you use and what would the measurements be? thanks!
They don't have a Smart N Final here in Boise, ID either. I went to a bakery and asked where they got "pastry pride" and was directed to a "Cash and Carry" store. It is similar to a Smart N Final store. I found it along with bettercream, and fostin' pride to use with other recipes. Hope this helps out others.
Pastry Pride is also like "Riches", I use that for this recipe and get it in either Vanilla or Chocolate at Gordon Food Service in the freezer area, pour our and whip it up with the pudding mix and its great for filling!
What cake flavor goEs well with this bavarian cream
If I wanted to make lemon would I use the lemon pudding/pie filling package instead of the vanilla pudding package??
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