Adding filling to cupcakes is easy and gives them an extra special touch. This Chocolate Mousse Cupcake Filling Recipe has only 3 ingredients.
The options are endless for Cupcake Filling Recipes. I have used caramel ice cream topping to fill Butterfinger Cupcakes, Homemade Apple Pie Filling to fill Cinnamon Cupcakes and pie filling straight from the can for Black Forest Cupcakes.
It’s really hard to decide which one I like best, but chocolate is probably an all time favorite. And with only 3 ingredients, this Chocolate Mousse is definitely a favorite. And not only is this Chocolate Mousse perfect for filling cupcakes, you can use it in any dessert or enjoy it on it’s own.
First let’s chat about the cupcakes. You can, of course, use any flavor you like, the cupcakes I baked are from a box mix, and are actually gluten-free. I have found over the last 5 months or so, that I feel much better if I don’t eat gluten. So I am beginning to experiment a bit with gluten-free baking. I decided on chocolate to go with the chocolate mousse, but I think yellow or white cupcakes would be delicious too.
For the Chocolate Mousse you will need a small box of instant pudding (you can use cooked if you prefer), milk for the pudding and whipped topping. If you can’t purchase whipped topping where you live or don’t like it, you can also use whipping cream.
After your cupcakes are cooled and the mousse is set, you will need to prepare the cupcakes for filling. There are several different methods for filling. You can watch my video to see how to add filling to a cupcake. This time, because the mousse is a little softer than some fillings, I wanted there to be a larger hole, so I used an apple corer. Be sure when you are making the hole that you don’t go clear to the bottom of the cupcake, or the filling will leak out into the cupcake liner.
Then it’s time to fill the cupcakes. You can use a spoon if you like, I like using a decorator bag, it’s quick and easy, and less messy.
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3 ingredient chocolate mousse filling for cupcakes or dessert
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
- 2 cup cold milk
- 1 cup whipped topping or whipping cream
- Whisk together pudding and milk
- Set in refrigerator at least 5 minutes or until set
- Fold in whipped topping until completely blended
- Remove center of cooled cupcakes with apple corer or knife
- Add filling using a decorator bag or spoon
- Frost cupcakes as desired
This recipe makes enough to fill 24 cupcakes plus some left over.