We often refer to this delicious chocolate cream filling as a mock mousse because unlike a traditional mousse, this filling is made with just two ingredients: instant chocolate pudding & heavy cream.
Nobody would ever guess how quick and easy this recipe is! It comes together in minutes (but that will be our little secret!)
This chocolate cream filling has an amazing, mousse-like consistency and a delicious chocolate flavor without being overly rich. (In other words, I could EASILY get carried away and eat the whole bowl myself!)
We love this as a light filling in our chocolate cakes or injected into chocolate cupcakes. I wouldn’t recommend this as a frosting, but as far as chocolate fillings go, it ranks high on my list!
Chocolate Mock Mousse Filling
- 1 small box instant chocolate pudding (3.9 oz)
- 2 c. heavy cream or whipping cream
- Combine the pudding mix and heavy cream in a mixing bowl. I prefer to mix with a hand held mixer, but a whisk is fine too. If using a mixer, start on low speed until well combined. Then, switch to high speed and whip the pudding until thick and fluffy. If mousse is too thick, mix in a bit more heavy cream until you reach the desired consistency.
- If mixing by hand, simply whisk rapidly for a couple of minutes or until mixture is nice and thick. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For an even richer filling, hop over to our Easy Ganache Drip Recipe. This ganache is not only great for drizzling, but it can be chilled and whipped into a thick and decadent filling for your cakes and cupcakes. It’s good to have options, especially when it comes to the serious business of finding your favorite chocolate filling recipes!
**We have used this Mock Mousse technique in one of our FAVORITE cake recipes: Orange Dreamsicle Cake. In this recipe we use a delicious Orange Cream Filling which is made from vanilla pudding, cream, and orange extract.
When it comes to mock mousse fillings, the options are endless. Have fun experimenting!!
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