I practiced my wedding cake today and I really wanted pineapple & cream cheese as the filling between layers. I was going to try goldenegg’s recipe “simple pineapple filling”. I was worried that it would be too soupy, I noticed some of the comments had said just that. Then I saw a post from debster about how she used SF pudding mix instead of powdered sugar, so I thought I should get a couple boxes of that for back up, in case it wouldn’t get thick with just the sugar. After talking it through with my friend and checking out the side of the pudding mix box, we came up with a pretty tasty filling that is thick enough for cake layers!


  • - 20oz can of crushed pineapple with it’s juice
  • - 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • - 1 1/2 C softened cream cheese
  • - 1/2 C powdered sugar


    Combine the whole can of pineapple and the pudding mix on low speed in mixer for about a minute or two.
    Add cream cheese, turn up speed to fast, do this for another two minutes.
    Add powdered sugar, mix for another two minutes.
    Taste it! It’s delicious!


KristasKakes78 Says... 4 May 2010 , 3:58pm

I cant wait to try this.My two favorite flavors. Did you put it in the fridge to set before using it?

Anjuli Says... 11 May 2010 , 9:44am

Yes, we kept it in the fridge for about half an hour - 45 minutes.

Rayray83 Says... 21 May 2010 , 8:59am

Thanks for posting this recipe can't wait to try it!!!

nanaangie Says... 25 May 2010 , 7:31pm

This filling was very yummy.

Sunnycakes Says... 26 May 2010 , 10:35am

Thanks for the recipe....yes, it is VERY tasty! However, it was a little runny and not sturdy enough to stand up to the heaviness of my carrot cake. I think that next time, I would drain out the pineapple juice before mixing with the pudding, cheese and sugar, then add in some of the juice a little at a time until I got the exact consistency that I needed.

But the filling is very tasty, and I will definitely use it again!!

nanaangie Says... 27 May 2010 , 3:03pm

I tried this recipe the other day and it is very good, will definetley use it again.

sweetann Says... 28 May 2010 , 5:16am

do u just add the pudding and not go by the pudding on the box recipe

G00529443 Says... 28 May 2010 , 10:55am

OK OK !! I just made this filling for my pineapple cake and it was amazing the taste is so great I am so thankful for this recipe....If you love cream cheese and pineapple you will love this

Anjuli Says... 30 May 2010 , 12:22am

sweetann- Yes, just add the pudding mix without the milk. I'm so glad you all like the recipe!!! Oh just thinking about it makes me want some!!!

suzieq11199 Says... 31 May 2010 , 5:59pm

Did you use SF pudding?

funkyelegance Says... 11 Jun 2010 , 5:23am

This is so good!!! I could eat the filling without the cake..lol.

shana102083 Says... 2 Jul 2010 , 10:41pm

I just made this filling for a cake I am making tomorrow. I am hoping it sets up a little in the fridge overnight because it does seem a little thin and I don't want it making the cake soggy. Do you know how long this filling can be left out of the fridge?

kdbohm Says... 6 Jul 2010 , 11:56am

I have made this recipe twice now, both times only using one 8 oz. block of cream cheese. It tastes wonderful and have had it requested for another cake. I didn't have any issues with it being too runny and turned out very thick.

RainbowBeach Says... 26 Jul 2010 , 1:40pm

I made this filling as printed and it WAS totally yummy. I was making a banana split cake, so I also made it substituting pureed fresh strawberries for the pineapple, and that was also totally yummy. Thanks!

GlassJoe Says... 4 Aug 2010 , 1:06pm

This is a delicious filling that I will most definitely use again.

AleciaL Says... 28 Sep 2010 , 7:29pm

I just made this for a client that wanted pineapple filling. At first I was gonna use the filling that you make with cornstarch but i really didn't like it so i went searching for something else. So i thought I would give this one a shot. It came out SO good. I let my husband try a little bit and he wanted me to make some more so he could have some. I am totally thrilled about this one and will be using this recipe again in the future! Thanks again!!

sweetmonkeycheese Says... 23 Oct 2010 , 6:38pm

OMG this was GREAT! I am so happy I had more filling than I needed b/c we are eating this stuff out of lil bowels as tasty treats!

stephcamp Says... 5 Dec 2010 , 3:29pm

I don't care for pineapple, but my best friend wanted pineapple filling. I tasted it of course while making it, and even though I don't like pineapple it was very good! (And very sweet!!) I also had issues with it being much too thin, Next time I will drain the juice from the pineapple- but will def use again! Thanks for the recipe!!

cindy531 Says... 17 Jan 2011 , 9:15pm

Made a Piña Colada Cake (Coconut Cake w/Pineapple Filling & Coconut Whipped Cream Frosting) for my aunt. She totally loved it. I will use it again. I drained the juice from the pineapple and added the juice to the cake mix. The filling was not runny at all.

thayza Says... 18 Apr 2011 , 8:00pm

it is delicious i made it two weeks ago for niece birthday cake and everybody loved it, thanks.

AnaToplin Says... 30 Apr 2011 , 8:43am

The taste is really good, but way to watery. Sorry to say, this did not turn out well. And I followed the recipe to a "T"! What happened? No juice next time I guess.

Colorful-Bliss Says... 31 May 2011 , 9:59am

Love, Love, Love!

ybeal Says... 10 Jul 2011 , 6:35am

This tasted great but too runny - I drained about 1/2 the juice from the pineapple and still too soft. I'm hoping it sets in the fridge and if not I might mix with some stiff whipping cream. But, great taste, next time I will fully drain the pineapple and add the liquid back in if needed for consistency.

brett9008 Says... 10 Apr 2012 , 5:51pm

Does this filling need to be refridgerated?

Walkinmomma Says... 10 Jul 2012 , 6:56am

I made this for a cake and the taste is great. I stored it in the refrigerator for use the next day and when I took it out it was separated and runny. Any suggestions or explanations as to what happened?

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