Pudding frosting recipes can feature packaged pudding in the mix or can be made from scratch to provide a thick, pudding-like icing for cakes, cookies and muffins. Either recipe can be made easily in less than half an hour.
The chocolate pudding frosting recipe creates a light, fluffy topping. For ideal consistency, make certain when using a packaged pudding, it is an instant pudding mix.
To make fluffy pudding frosting, first gather the necessary ingredients. Gather instant pudding mix, cold milk, powdered sugar and whipped topping. First, beat the pudding mix, milk and sugar in a bowl with a whisk for 2 minutes. Then, spread the frosting on cupcakes or cake immediately. The pudding frosting can also be stored covered in the refrigerator.
To prepare a pudding-like icing without packaged pudding mix, gather white sugar, salt, unsweetened chocolate, cornstarch, water, vanilla extract and butter. Over medium heat, combine the sugar, salt, chocolate, water and cornstarch in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cook until the desired consistency is achieved. Remove the pot from the heat and add the vanilla extract and butter or margarine. Make sure to let the pudding cool before frosting.