This fluffy Chocolate Pudding Frosting is reminiscent of that Jell-o Pudding Mousse you had as a kid, only it’s frosting perfection when slathered over your favorite chocolate cake.
Do you remember the Jell-O mousse I am talking about? The one all mom’s seemed to make in the 70’s and 80’s. Instant pudding mixed with Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping and then scooped into that graham cracker or Oreo cookie crust? It was such a treat when I was a kid, and even now, I make it for my kids, and everyone can’t help but love it.
This recipe came from one of my oldest cookbooks. This “Oh Taste and See” cookbook came from my Grandma when I was in high school. It’s the one my Fuggedaboutit Roast came from. That’s one of my most popular recipes! Recently, I decided that it was time to dig it out again, and check out some chocolate recipes.
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What four ingredients do I need for this Chocolate Pudding Frosting?
- One small box Jell-O instant pudding, I used chocolate fudge.
- Powdered Sugar
- Cool Whip non-dairy topping
Mix the pudding with the milk in a medium sized bowl.
Add in powdered sugar.
Fold in Cool Whip topping.
Stir to combine. And just like that it’s done! Making frosting doesn’t get much easier than that, does it??
I slathered the pudding frosting all over a chocolate cake I baked in a 9×13. If you have a favorite chocolate cake recipe, give this a try next time. Or just use a box mix like I did.
Look how pretty this piece of cake is!! It would have been just fine to serve it just like this. But …. this is a chocolate event and that means ADD MORE CHOCOLATE!
I grabbed a Hershey bar from the pantry and made some chocolate curls for the top. Viola!
Here are some other great recipes that use Instant Chocolate Pudding:
This is my third year as a Choctoberfest participant! Curious to see what I have made in the past? You can see all of my past Choctoberfest Recipes Here!
Ready to make some frosting?? I am!! Let’s do this!!
- 1 small box of Instant Chocolate Pudding (I used chocolate fudge)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup cold milk
- 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
Combine pudding, milk and powdered sugar with a mixer on low. Mix for about one minute.
Fold in cool whip until combined.
Spread on cake, store frosted cake in the fridge.
Makes about 4 cups, enough to frost a 9x13 or two 9" layers.