Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting

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(Last Updated On: February 9, 2021)

I am excited about this recipe! I actually came up with the idea when we were celebrating my nephews birthday and everyone wanted chocolate cream cheese frosting for the cupcakes. I wanted the ingredients to be simple because we were there for a short visit and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

After a successful run, and everyone raving about the frosting, I knew I had scored something amazing and had to recreate it at home!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought it would be fun to whip up some Valentine’s Day cupcakes and frosting with the kids. I love having my kids in the kitchen with me because it teaches them at a young age how to navigate the kitchen and learn a great skill.

Kid baking Valentine’s Day cupcakes, chocolate pudding cream cheese frosting

This delicious Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting are super easy to make and only took about 5 minutes to whip up a batch!

With just 4 simple ingredients, all you need to do is put the ingredients in a bowl and mix!

Valentine's Day cupcakes, Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

I like to use whipped cream cheese, but you can totally use a regular block of cream cheese at room temperature.

Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting
5 from 3 votes

5-Minute Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Kimberly Nicole Steenbergen


  • 16 ounces Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 5.9 ounces Chocolate Instant Pudding Box (or your choice of flavor!)
  • 1 cup Powder Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix on medium to high speed. If it's too thick, add more powder sugar until it's the consistency you prefer.

    Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting

We made up a batch of pink cupcakes for Valentine’s Day and lined them with some cute heart cupcake liners and the kids loved decorating them with cute little heart sprinkles!

Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting, Valentine's Day cupcakes


Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting, Valentine's Day cupcakes

What I love about this recipe is that it isn’t too sweet, like most frostings, which makes it a winner in our house! The BEST part is that you can change the flavor anytime you make it by choosing a different flavor instant pudding mix! If that’s not a good reason to stock up on instant pudding mix, I don’t know what is!

Valentine Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting


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6 thoughts on “Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, Kimberly! This looks so delicious! I am definitely pinning this to try later. I want to whip up a batch of St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes, and I think this icing would be perfect! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Very delicious. I made a mistake and used a block of low fat cream cheese. (Didn’t read the part about the whipped cream cheese!) It started to bind up my mixer and I realized my mistake. I added about a cup of nonfat half and half and it resolved the problem. I made this WeightWatchers friendly by using the low fat cream cheese (whipped is also lower fat), sugar and fat free pudding. No one could tell the difference.

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