5 from 4 votes
three jars of different berry cake filling
Fresh Fruit Cake Filling
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

Delicious, fresh and EASY cake filling. Use on other cakes, cupcakes, pasties, or toppings! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake filling recipe, fruit cake filling
Servings: 6
Calories: 87 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups fresh seasonal fruit of your choice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  1. Cut fruit into small pieces. If using a fruit with a thick skin, like peaches, you may want to peel first.
  2. 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)
Recipe Notes
  1. 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. cakes with fruit filling and frosting
  2. 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. 
  3. 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!. 
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Fruit Cake Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.