Need a quick, easy, and delicious filling? This Chocolate “Mock Mousse” is light, fluffy, and ready in minutes! We refer to it as a mock mousse because unlike a traditional mousse, this filling is made with just two ingredients: instant chocolate pudding & heavy cream. It has a delicious mousse-like consistency and a chocolate flavor that is not overpowering. We love this as a filling in our chocolate cakes or injected into chocolate cupcakes. I wouldn’t recommend this as a frosting, but it is a wonderful filling.
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.