Chocolate Pudding Frosting

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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.


Chocolate Pudding Frosting

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.


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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.



Chocolate Pudding Frosting




What four ingredients do I need for this Chocolate Pudding Frosting?

  1. One small box Jell-O instant pudding, I used chocolate fudge.
  2. Milk
  3. Powdered Sugar
  4. Cool Whip non-dairy topping



Jello Instant Pudding

Mix the pudding with the milk in a medium sized bowl.



Chocolate Pudding Frosting

Add in powdered sugar.



Chocolate Pudding Frosting

Fold in Cool Whip topping.


Chocolate Pudding Frosting

Stir to combine.  And just like that it’s done! Making frosting doesn’t get much easier than that, does it??



Chocolate Pudding Frosting

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.



Chocolate Pudding Frosting

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!



Chocolate Pudding Frosting

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!





Chocolate Pudding Frosting

Ready to make some frosting?? I am!! Let’s do this!!


Chocolate Pudding Frosting bite on a fork
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Chocolate Pudding Frosting

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.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pudding Frosting
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 135mg | Sugar: 8g




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  1. Hello! I’ll be trying your frosting for the 4th of July…a few questions (sorry if they’re goofy). I bought the larger box of pudding …will that work as well? Also, when I combine everything do I make the pudding 1st and combine everything or I just put the pudding powder in and make it that way? Thank you tons!!

    1. Sorry that I am just getting back to you, I have been on vacation for the 4th as well. There is a difference in ounces between the small box of pudding and the large one (not quite twice as much if memory serves me) you will need to increase the other ingredients as well.

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