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Strawberry cake filling

Strawberry cake filling

A sweet homemade strawberry filling perfect for a cake, cupcakes, tarts, and pies. You will never buy store bought filling again!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 178 kcal


  • Large saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Potato smasher
  • Mason Jar
  • Sieve as needed


  • 7 oz strawberries Fresh or frozen
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh works best
  • ½ cup water divided


  • Wash all the strawberries and remove the stalk and core. Cut into smaller pieces.
  • Place strawberries in a large saucepan with the granulated sugar, lemon juice and half of the water. Turn the heat on medium until all of the sugar has dissolved, swirling the pan around to cook evenly.
  • Cooking for about two minutes, use the potato masher, mash all of the fruit. This will create a smoother textured filling.
  • Mix the cornstarch with the remaining ¼ cup of water and stir well. Add to the strawberries.
  • Cook on medium until the mixture thickens and becomes glossy (5-8 minutes). When it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, it is ready. Remove from the heat and pour into a mason jar. Let it cool completely.


Serving: 2cupsCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 61mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake filling, strawberries, summertime
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