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Easy - Cream/Custard Filling (can be used with any pudding mix)

I found this recipe on in my attempt to find a thick custard-type recipe to fill a cake. This recipe held up great and was so easy to make. I used Vanilla Pudding Mix to start, but have also used Chocolate and Cookies & Cream which both turned out GREAT!


  • 1 Cup - Milk 1/2 Cup - Whipping Cream 1 Box - Vanilla Pudding Mix (or any pudding mix you want) 1 Tsp - Honey (I have used it with and without, both taste great)


Mix together on low/medium until blended. Blend on high to thicken the mixture. Once thickened, let cool in the fridge for an hour or so (I have used it right away in the past). Fills a 9x13 no problem. Options I have used: - vanilla mix with fresh strawberries, tasted great! - Cookies and Cream with Areo chocolate crushed on top

Comments (28)

How did you use it...did put it between several slice of cake divided. How about cup cakes. What icing did you use for te cake?
Just a regular buttercream icing...used it between cakes.
Quesiton for you ... did you cook the pudding mixture to thicken it? I tried this recipe and whipped the ingrediatns for almost 15 minutes and they never thickened .... What am I doing wrong? Thanks :)
Shelbell73 - Not sure what happened for you? I didn't cook the pudding...just put the pudding powder into the milk/whipping cream mixture. Once you mix on medium/high the whipping cream should start to thicken the mix. Make sure it is instant pudding mix. Good luck!
Did you use the small box of pudding mix?
loved it. worked out excellent! How long can it store in the fridge?
I assume that this uses instant pudding?
What size pudding mix did you use, the small or the large box? Thanks!
Ooops, just noticed my question was answered above!
Shelbell73...Did you use the INSTANT pudding rather than the cooked vgersion? This recipe will only work if the pudding mix is INSTANT.
You rock!! This was awesome!! Thanks :)
Here's a silly question for you.....if I make the cake and filling, etc ahead of long do you think the filling will last in the fridge? Or is it better to make the filling right before using it!?
this might sound be a silly question too but does the cake have to be refrigerated or can it stay out over night with this filling in it?
Same question as above. Does the cake need to be refridgerated with this type of filling?
Looking to try something like that in chocolate. Instead of using the chocolate pudding snack cups, I plan to try the instant chocolate pudding in the box. Thanks for the great idea.
With this much milk and minimal sugar I would refrigerate the cake if it is filled with this filling and you aren't delivering it till the next day. With most fillings I've found that they are fine not being chilled but this has so little sugar (natural preservative) that it would worry me personally.
Just wanted to note that this was just what I was looking for. It tastes like the inside of a bavarian creme doughnut or the inside of a boston cream pie. Great for custard or cream lovers!!!
I have also attempted variations with lemon & butterscotch instant pudding....worked great too....To answer a few questions above, I would refrigerate when using....if covered in fondant it will last if stored in a cool place. Ensure you use a buttercream dame to keep the filling inside...holds up well to fresh fruit on top.
Do you think this filling can be frozen and thawed before use and if so how long do you think ti could be frozen for? Looking forward to trying it.
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