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.




Easy and Delicious Pineapple and Cream Filling Recipe by! This recipe is DELISH!






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  1. It looks so good! I want to try to use it for cupcakes.... Do you use this as the frosting or do you use it as a filling for the cupcakes?
    Thank you!!

  2. Hi Beckie, We only use it as a filling because the pineapple makes it difficult to spread as a frosting. It is delicious!

  3. Hi,
    If I wanted to make a strawberry version of this, would I still use vanilla pudding or would strawberry flavored taste better?

  4. Hi Lashonda, Is there an instant strawberry pudding mix? We have not tried it but I think it would be good to use with this recipe . Let us know what you think.

  5. There is! It's Jello brand strawberry cream instant pudding. I also have strawberry extract and strawberries, though. I can't decide what to use!

  6. Hi Lashonda, I'll look for that product, sounds good. For our Orange Cream Filling we used only the vanilla pudding, cream and 1 teaspoon orange extract. Just to add one more decision, we have a Strawberry Whipped Cream Filling that also uses cream cheese. It was a filling for our Champagne and Strawberry Cake, link below

    I don't think you can go wrong with the vanilla pudding, strawberries and strawberry extract. Do a taste test as you mix to decide how much extract to use.

  7. Hi! Is it good for a 4-5 layered cake? I will use buttercream dam and filling inside. Will it be stable enough and not slide

  8. Hi Niti, Yes, it should be fine to use for a 4 - 5 layer cake, if piping a buttercream dam. It does not slide as a whipped cream filling does. It is more stable because of the pineapple and instant pudding. Hope you enjoy it.

  9. Hi Niti, If there is a pineapple instant pudding, you could use that instead of vanilla pudding. Pineapple jello instead of instant pudding should not be used.

  10. Hi, I’d love to use this recipe but I’m wondering if I could substitute the heavy cream with evaporated whipped milk? Thank you

  11. Hi Pearl, I have never tried to whip evaporated milk so I can't speak from experience but it does seem that it would work.