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5 from 12 votes

Fresh Fruit Cake Filling

Delicious, fresh and EASY cake filling. Use on other cakes, cupcakes, pasties, or toppings! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 176kcal


  • 4 cups fresh seasonal fruit of your choice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice


  • 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).
  • Makes about 3 cups prepared fruit filling.


  1. How many cups does this make when finished. A. This recipe reduces down to about 3 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!. 


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg