Delicious, fresh and EASY cake filling. Use on other cakes, cupcakes, pasties, or toppings!
cake filling recipe, fruit cake filling
2cupsfresh seasonal fruit of your choice
Cut fruit into small pieces. If using a fruit with a thick skin, like peaches, you may want to peel first.
In a sauce pan add fruit, water, sugar, corn starch and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and stir. Stirring constantly reduce heat and allow to cook until filling is thickened. (just for a few minutes)
How many cups does this make when finished. A. This recipe reduces down to about 1.5 cups of fresh fruit filling. It is enough filling for a three layered cake.
Can I just use Jam for cake filling instead of this? A. This fresh fruit cake filling is not as sweet as jam is- making it a perfect pairing for cakes, pastries and other really sweet desserts. It helps keep the balance of desserts not being so sweet you can't taste the other flavors and textures you are eating. Also, jams contain a lot of preservatives which is not needed for cakes and desserts when they are typically going to be eaten with in a few hours- few days.
Can I use frozen fruit? A. YES! while i love to taste of fresh fruit sometimes that's not possible all year round. Or if you have frozen your own produce it'll have much of the same quality taste too!.
Fresh Fruit Cake Filling
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.