Okay this is something I made up because I could never find a decent strawberry mousse filling….and I hate using preserves! I always make my mousse the jello pudding and heavy whipping cream way….and this twist make it taste like strawberry milk! It is soooo yummy and I get requests for it all the time!!! AND IT IS SUPER EASY!!!

Strawberries n’ Cream Mousse


  • 1 large pkg of Instant Vanilla Jello Pudding
  • 1 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Strawberry Jello Gelatin Powder (you can add more or less depending on how much strawberry taste you want!)


    Mix Heavy whipping cream on med-high. Slowly add all of the contents of the Instant Vanilla pudding and strawberry gelatin powder to whipping cream until it reaches a thick mousse and all of the gelatin and pudding mix is dissolved

  1. Then Refridgerate! I use this in cupcake and cake fillings!


ashlynsbowtique Says... 17 Sep 2009 , 10:47am

This sounds great! I have been looking for a great filling recipe without having to use preserves. Thanks! I will be trying this soon!

Christine2979 Says... 25 Sep 2009 , 6:40pm

I've used this & love it!!!! It's so simple, yummy, and you can add fruit, and other things to it!!!! Just love it!!!!!!

Rosita0547 Says... 11 Oct 2009 , 6:50am

I am new at this, just started today and saw this recipe and thought I'd give it a try. Thank-you

cmorie86 Says... 17 Oct 2009 , 3:42pm

Turned out great. Very quick and easy. Thanks for sharing!

cakeheart Says... 12 Nov 2009 , 3:53pm

Im glad it worked out for you guys :)

modmommy Says... 13 Nov 2009 , 3:35pm

I am using this recipe for a weeding cake, coupled with fresh strawberries. This is AMAZING!!! thanks for sharing.

kellyhoffer Says... 16 Nov 2009 , 10:33am

This is FABULOUS. I made this for my daughters first birthday cake and put it in between strawberry cake. Everyone LOVED it. It taste like a milkshake. The recipe to me needed the 3T of jello mix to make it taste like strawberry. It also filled one 8in, 6in, and 4in with probably enough left over for another 6 inch cake.

yummyfun3040 Says... 24 Nov 2009 , 2:54pm

This sounds delicious! I am going to try this filling in white chocolate cupcakes. Makes me think of white chocolate dipped strawberries. Yummy! Thanks so much for sharing!

cakes4all Says... 11 Dec 2009 , 9:48am

I'm thinking about using this as a filling for Vanilla Cake I'm makeing for my daoughter's b-day. I've tried using jello mix in frostings before, and I can always feel the grit from it. Can you taste the jello power/mix grit in this recipe?

cowgirllvn Says... 16 Dec 2009 , 11:33am

how long can this stay good in the refrigerator?

Jadelly Says... 26 Dec 2009 , 7:35pm

I made this for a 4yr old birthday cake with a butter cake and it was a BIG hit!!! Thanks for the recipe!

Windsor Says... 6 Jan 2010 , 5:48pm

Will this fill a 1/2 sheet cake?

kcassano Says... 21 Jan 2010 , 8:59am

anyone try using white chocolate pudding mix instead of vanilla?? mmmm

amber1121 Says... 24 Jan 2010 , 11:52am

Do you use the vanilla pudding package for 4 1/2 or 6 person serving? I'm looking forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for any help you can provide!

echocakes Says... 6 Feb 2010 , 4:32pm

Do you use a hand held mixer or a free standing mixer?

MimiCakes0324 Says... 18 Feb 2010 , 2:22pm

I'm new to making cakes my question is, how do you know how long the filling is good for?

jeaneve25 Says... 3 Mar 2010 , 9:25am

This is a simply great recipe. I love how easy it is and yet very yummy. I also wanted to have real strawberries in it, so I used some whole frozen strawberries. I set 1 cup of berries out for about 10 minutes to defrost slightly, then put them in my food processor and chopped till they were almost pureed. Then I just mixed them into the mousse, perfect!

deesweets Says... 29 Mar 2010 , 6:59pm

I have used this recipe several times and everyone loves it. My only question is how long can it be left out before it starts to break down. I am doing a cake that will not be refrigerated for most of the day. Do you have any suggestions for a cake filling that does not have to be refrigerated.

ashleyj Says... 12 Apr 2010 , 2:05pm

Could you use this recipe w/rasberry jello? Is the filling thick enough that it doesn't seep out between the layers?

Suewillo Says... 15 Apr 2010 , 4:22pm

How long can this recipe be out of the refrigerator before something happens to it. I need to do a cake that will be out for 3 or so hours?

Thanks Sue

eas423 Says... 23 Apr 2010 , 7:24pm

Didn't love it. Wondering if you are supposed to beat the cream until soft peaks, or not quite to that stage before adding the powders. Tasted very artificial, and was an off putting salmon color.

kdbohm Says... 9 May 2010 , 3:14pm

I just made this and it turned out well. It did have the salmon color to it, but added a few drops of a neon pink to brighten it up. I also added a 1/2 container of Cool Whip - gave it a little lighter feel. Tastes good.

tattoomom1 Says... 17 May 2010 , 5:42pm

Very tasty!

priscilla55 Says... 20 May 2010 , 11:52am

one ? will this recipe seep throuhg a stacked cake covered in fondant? and how long can it b left out? thanxs

julyta1 Says... 14 Jun 2010 , 12:10pm

So does anyone know hoe long this can keep out if filled in a fondant covered cake? my client picks up the cake friday and party is on sat. at a park and it's hot outside :-0 how long can she keep it out before it goes bad??

michellekayyy Says... 16 Jun 2010 , 9:49pm

I am making this recipe as I type. I tripled the amount as directed because I have three big tiers to fill and I ran out of whipping cream for the last batch so I used milk instead. The last batch was too thin (like pudding) so I put a cup of the original whipped mousse into the mixer and at first it was lumpy, but I kept adding the remaining mousse and put the paddle on high. The outcome was very smooth, just a little less fluffier then the original mousse and it still tastes fabulous! So in case anyone runs out of heavy cream, milk works fine ;)

kdbohm Says... 6 Jul 2010 , 1:33pm

I have continued to make this recipe and turns out well. I just used it with raspberry jello and the flavor was just as good as the strawberry. Ready to experiment with other jello flavors!

CaitlinC412 Says... 20 Jul 2010 , 1:06pm

I literally just tried this recipe minutes ago. I halved it, just to test it out. I have a client that wants a chocolate-raspberry mousse for the filling of their wedding cake, and I have literally searched for MONTHS for a good recipe (surprisingly hard to find!). This is a sure-fire winner! I used chocolate pudding mix, raspberry jello mix, and a few spoonfuls of raspberry preserves (to give it a "from scratch" feel to it) and it is sooo delicious! Cakeheart you are my hero!

alittlesliceofhaven Says... 25 Jul 2010 , 10:38pm

I added the pudding and jello before soft peaks were formed. I also added some strawberry flavor - Lorann oil and a couple drops of red gel paste to make it more appealing. Then I folded in some fresh strawberries. It was yummy, but very soft. Not as solidified as I would have prefered a mousse to be. Everyone LOVED it.

For those asking how long to leave it out - I would suggest no longer than 3 hours, especially if you add fresh fruit to it. The whipping cream will start to break down. Strawberries COULD grow mold due to the moisture, plus will create own juices making cake soggy. If you need to fill the cake the night before I would use a simple syrup & refrigerate.

alyssia2777 Says... 29 Jul 2010 , 10:36am

Thank you sooo much for this recipe!!! I consistently use this and I truly appreciate you posting!!!!!

CarolLee Says... 6 Sep 2010 , 1:47pm

I just used this recipe last night as a filling on a Birthday Cake and it was truly tasty and EASY. My mixture did get pretty thick before all the ingredients were added but I think I probably whipped it on too high a setting. Next time (and there WILL be a next time) I'll start off much slower with my cream and then incorporate a little quicker. It tasted WONDERFUL!

ashlynsbowtique Says... 9 Sep 2010 , 4:58pm

I have since tried this recipe and loved it! I used it in a WASC cake and got rav reviews. Everyone loved it! I'm making it again tonight but with raspberry flavor this time and a chocolate cake. Thanks so much for the recipe. It was SO easy and tasted great. Definately a keeper!

kanihu13 Says... 17 Sep 2010 , 4:46pm

Made this recipe as is the first time with a little extra strawberry flavor. The second time used chocolate pudding and orange jello. And the third time used raspberry instead of strawberry. All three were awesome and got RAVE reviews! I can't wait to experiment with it more. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

sweetts99 Says... 12 Oct 2010 , 11:07am

I made this mousse just two days ago. I used white chocolate and strawberry puddings, pluse strawberry jello, and a teaspoon of strawberry flavor. We love it. I used it to fill a chocolate fudge cake.

This did get very thick, very fast, so I will have to be faster next time I make this. Am wondering about the pudding though. Is the "large" box the 4 or 6 serving box? Wondering if I used to much? LOL Anyway I love this recipe and there are so many options for it!

Thanks so much for sharing!!

Fantasy_Cakes Says... 17 Dec 2010 , 8:51am

Love love love love this one! Thanks for sharing :)

SweetBoo Says... 27 Dec 2010 , 8:37pm

Used this recipe last month on a little girls birthday cake. The filling came out AWESOME but I made the mistake of keeping the cake out too long while decorating and my layers started collapsing on the way to deliver it. I will continue to use it and in fact I bought chocolate pudding to try with it. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting!!!!

vburns22 Says... 21 Jul 2011 , 4:19pm

Sooooo yummy! Using it as a filling in a Tangled layered cake this weekend!

a_twist_of_cake Says... 22 Jul 2011 , 5:44pm

Can anyone tell me how long this will keep in a tightly sealed Tupperware container in my fridge? I used this to fill my daughter's birthday cake 2 weeks ago and had so much leftover. I need to fill cupcakes this week and would like to use up the leftovers.....please help!

shannonlolly Says... 16 Aug 2011 , 3:09pm

After reading all these reviews I was excited to try this recipe. However, I did not like this recipe at all. The strawberry flavor added by the jello is very fake and was not pleasing to me. Plus as others mentioned, the salmon color is hard to overcome. I'd consider using the pudding base and adding fresh strawberries or other flavors.

sweettreat101 Says... 14 Nov 2011 , 2:03am

I like this recipe. I dissolve the gelatin in some of the cream before whipping. I also add a little pink gel coloring to give it more of a pink color. You could fold in some chopped strawberries if you wanted to.

LASouthernSugar Says... 22 Mar 2012 , 7:36pm

I just made this filling. My daughter and i loved it. I ran a rim of buttercream around the outside rim of the cake and then filled. I am going to frost tomorrow and decorate and place in fridge. i hope it comes out okay on transport and throughout the party.

maritzaw Says... 8 Jun 2012 , 6:54am

I just made this with cherry jello, SO YUMMY! I love this recipe!

Sherri2012 Says... 17 Aug 2012 , 8:55pm

Amazing! Just made it and its really good! I am surprised how thick it turned out, which is a good thing between layers. YUM!

Sherri2012 Says... 21 Aug 2012 , 8:35pm

- try it on a mocha cake! Unbelievably yuummmy!

bakergirl1974 Says... 11 Oct 2012 , 11:23am

As a pastry chef I should let you know this has to stay In constant refrigeration. It's a dairy and without adequate Refrigeration you risk giving people food poisoning. I tasted it in one of my students cupcakes and it really Tastes great! But be careful!! Follow safe food handling Procedures when working with any dairy. This is why doing Cake orders for people when you aren't a trained chef can get You into trouble!:)

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