Pineapple & Cream Filling

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This Pineapple and Cream Filling tastes amazing and is SO easy to make! We absolutely love this thick and flavorful filling with yellow cake.

Easy and DELICIOUS Pineapple and Cream Filling Recipe!


I'm a big fan of "mock mousse" fillings (such as our Chocolate "Mock Mousse" and Orange Cream fillings) because of their wonderfully light and creamy whipped texture.

The same is true for this Pineapple & Cream filling, only this time we've folded in crushed pineapple which adds more texture to the filling & tons of refreshing pineapple flavor!

This vanilla pudding and pineapple combination is much like the filling used in a southern Pig Pickin’ Cake, minus the oranges and whipped topping. 


How to Make an Easy Pineapple & Cream Filling

  • This filling couldn't be simpler! First, combine a small box of instant vanilla pudding with heavy cream (instead of the milk that the recipe on the pudding box calls for.)


  • Mix with a hand mixer. The mixture will very soon become thick and fluffy. If it seems too thick, you can add a small amount more heavy cream until you reach the desired consistency. (It should be thick but not a stiff consistency.)


  • Next, fold in your drained, crushed pineapple until you reach a spreadable consistency. 


  • That's it! In our pineapple cake, we used this as a filling as well as a topping for the cake. It is light, luscious, and tastes amazing!



This EASY and delicious Pineapple and Cream Filling comes together in minutes! A thick and flavorful filling for cakes and cupcakes!


Other Favorite Cakes and Fillings with Pineapple

If you love pineapple, don't miss our other delicious Pineapple Filling which is a cooked recipe. We used this pineapple filling in our Piña Colada Cake. Find the deliciousness here!:  Pineapple Filling  .

Both pineapple fillings are amazing, however the Pineapple and Cream filling can be made more quickly and has a thicker, creamy consistency. It's good to have choices!

We have a post for Pineapple Cake which features this delightful filling with our homemade yellow cake. Find it here!:  Pineapple Cake Recipe. SO good! Here's a photo of the deliciousness in action. Mmmm.....


AMAZING Pineapple Cake! Moist yellow cake layers with pineapple and cream filling and cream cheese frosting! Recipe by!



Pineapple & Cream Filling

This EASY and delicious Pineapple and Cream Filling comes together in minutes! A thick and flavorful filling for cakes and cupcakes!

This light and delicious pineapple & cream filling tastes amazing and is so easy to make!


  • • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • • 2 cups heavy cream or whipping cream (not a whipped topping such as Cool Whip)
  • • 25 oz.) can crushed pineapple, DRAINED. I did not need the whole can.


  1. For this recipe, we are substituting heavy cream or whipping cream for the milk in the instant pudding recipe. Combine pudding and cream, and mix. (We recommend a hand mixer if you have one.)
  2. The mixture will become thick and fluffy. Fold in crushed, drained, pineapple until it is a spreadable consistency.
  3. This is a wonderful filling in white and yellow cakes! If you are not a fan of the pineapple pieces, you can puree them instead, and spread in between your layers before filling with the thickened vanilla pudding. Cakes with this filling will need to be refrigerated.




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  1. Hi Melissa and Bebe, I have a question. I wanted to use this filling in a cake that will be covered in marshmallow fondant. I see that this filling needs to be refrigerated...but I've usually heard that you shouldn't put fondant covered cakes in the fridge. Is there a better type of fillings to use for fondant covered cakes? Thanks!

  2. It will be used as a filling so the cake will be cold and it will also depend on the coolness of the room it is being served in, but I would probably put back in the refrigerator after an hour, just to be safe.

  3. Hi I have been suggested that whipped cream(stabilized with gelatin) and pineapple do not go well together because of some enzyme in pineapple that doesnt work well with gelatin. I want to make this filling for my daughter's borthday cake and freeze it. I have had pineapple filling fresh cakes a lot of times before but maybe the baker suggested for freezing. Can you help as to can i freeze or not

    1. Weeping happens with raw fresh pineapple and strawberries or any other berry or fruit that weep when mixed with sugar or sugary mixtures.

  4. I tried this filling and I can see how it would be delicious with fresh pineapple, but I did not like it with canned pineapple (I might have drained the juice too much). I tried this recipe with fresh raspberries and it was excellent.

  5. Hi! Novice here, but I have to bake my child's birthday cake (food allergies) and I'm trying to find a pineapple mousse filling to use in a layered half sheet cake. This looks delicious! I have a few questions.

    1. Her cake will be frosted and decorated. Will this filling hold up ok and not slide around? Her party is outside in warm weather, but we will keep the cake in a cooler until time for serving.

    2. How thick can I fill in between the layers with this? Does it fill like the Costco mousse filling (if you're familiar)?

    3. Can I use pineapple preserves, instead of the crushed pineapple? (I already bought the preserves and I have no idea what to do with it all if I don't use it!)

    Thank you!

  6. Hi Lashonda!

    1. Because of the filling, you will need to refrigerate-- and then as you mentioned you'll be able to keep it cool in a cooler until serving and so it should be just fine!

    With my soft fillings, I always pipe a dam of my frosting about 1/4 inch from the edge of the cake and then fill in with your filling inside of that dam (I do this with about a tip 12 or you can snip a similar size opening from a disposable piping bag). The dam of frosting helps to keep everything contained (although this filling is still fairly thick). When you are ready to frost the cake, if it seems to slide a little, you can chill it in the freezer for 20 min (or if there's no space, the refrigerator) to firm things up before applying the frosting.

    2. You don't want to make it extremely thick because the more filling you add, the more it may slide. Just make it level with the dam you've piped.

    3. I haven't experimented with combining preserves with the pudding and so I can't say for sure. You could experiment a little and see--not sure what it will do to the consistency. I think a good option would be to spread the preserves directly onto the cake cake (you can heat it slightly in a saucepan with a very small amount of water to make it more spreadable if you'd like.) You can spread it within your dam and then follow with the cream filling on top.

    Good luck!

  7. Thanks, Melissa!
    One more question. Can this be made and put on the cake the night before? The party is in the morning, so. I'm doing the cake the night before and storing in the refrigerator.

  8. Hi Lashonda, Yes, it will be fine to complete the cake and refrigerate. When you are ready to serve the cake remove from the refrigerator an hour or so before serving.