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whipping cream and box of pudding for instant custard cake filling?

post #1 of 27
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hey all

 

so i was looking for a clever way to make a really quick and easy thick custardlike filling for a boston cream pie 3 layer cake that i was making.  i have made the cooked versions of custard with eggs milk sugar etc and i had also read about stabilized whipped creams with a couple tbsp of vanilla pudding powder but just for curiositys sake i tried a cup and a half of whipped cream and a full box of pudding mixture and whipped in a mixer like i was making whipped cream. its fantastic!  thick like a custard and very vanilla without being overly sweet. its great!  anyone else ever filled a cake with a similar concoction??

post #2 of 27

Sounds, great, easy, and quick. Thanks for the tip, gunna give it a try.

 

What size box pudding, small or large?

 

That is a cup and a half of whipping cream?

post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by JimmyBoombats View Post

Sounds, great, easy, and quick. Thanks for the tip, gunna give it a try.

 

What size box pudding, small or large?

 

That is a cup and a half of whipping cream?

 yes. it was a full 3.4 oz box of french vanilla pudding and a cup and half to 2 cups of whipping cream. i put the cream in an electric mixer bowl and then turned it on medium and sprinkled in the pudding. once it was mixed i turned in onto high so that any little clumps broke up before they set. it came together in a about a minute and it blended up into a thick whip.  went on smooth and creamy.  i let it set in the bowl for 5 minutes to make sure it didn't keep thickening and it didnt seem to get any thicker so i knew it was ok to use on the cake. good luck!

post #4 of 27

Hmm. For a vanilla cream pie filling, try making a box of instant pudding according to the box directions, only substituting half-and-half for the milk.

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post #5 of 27

Thanks
 

post #6 of 27

This sounds really really good, has anyone else tried a similar recipe/ whipping cream+pudding mix? I like prefer custard used in cakes with strawberries .. is this similar to that or more like a buttercream? 

post #7 of 27

I've used Cool Whip with instant pudding too, I believe with less milk than the box calls for but I don't recall the amount.  It was also yummmmmy.

post #8 of 27

So can I use a box of banana pudding, someone place and order for banana filling but I have never made custard before and this looks easy.

post #9 of 27
I made this for my 2 cakes this week! YUMMY!!
I just whipped whipping cream and streamed in the pudding mix. Sooo good. I did a chocolate and a vanilla.
post #10 of 27

my store only had the big box of jell-o how much cream should i use?

post #11 of 27
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I've used Cool Whip with instant pudding too, I believe with less milk than the box calls for but I don't recall the amount.  It was also yummmmmy.

It is one cup of milk and I add one 15-18oz jar of jam or preserves, not jelly.  My recipe calls for Palner All Fruit Spread, but Walmart makes a real nice chunky strawberry jam that I use in it.  I have also used orange marmalade.  Any preserves or jam with the fruit in it will work.  The possibilities are as endless as the WASC.

post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by TamathaG View Post

my store only had the big box of jell-o how much cream should i use?

just sub cream for the milk, so however much milk it says to use, use heavy whipping cream instead and whip whip whip :) its only takes a minute in the mixer..thickens up quick :)

post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by nutcase68 View Post

It is one cup of milk and I add one 15-18oz jar of jam or preserves, not jelly.  My recipe calls for Palner All Fruit Spread, but Walmart makes a real nice chunky strawberry jam that I use in it.  I have also used orange marmalade.  Any preserves or jam with the fruit in it will work.  The possibilities are as endless as the WASC.

I forgot, I add one brick of softened cream cheese.  Whip it in the mixmaster til smooth.  Add milk and pudding.  Mix.  Fold in jam, fold in cool whip.

post #14 of 27
bittersweety did you use the instant pudding?
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by crissiecruz View Post

bittersweety did you use the instant pudding?

yep! just sub the cream for the milk and mix on high for a minute or so. works great! you can cut back on the cream a tad if you want it a little sturdier :)

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