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Strawberry Cake Filling

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"Easy to make filling that isn't too sweet."
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45 m servings 398
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 13x9-inch cakes' filling)


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  1. Whisk water and cornstarch together in a large saucepan.
  2. Stir strawberries and sugar into the water.
  3. Cook strawberry mixture over medium heat until thick, about 10 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely before use.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 398 calories; 0.6 100.8 1.3 0 7 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

found this recipe last minute recipe and it turned out great!! thanks! i did add a squeeze of lime juice though!

Most helpful critical review

Even after cooking 20 min it was too runny and ended up making a mess of the cake. Need to add more thickener, cook longer, or get freezing cold, I don't know. It did taste good, but the cake ...

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found this recipe last minute recipe and it turned out great!! thanks! i did add a squeeze of lime juice though!

Perfect I didn't change anything followed as written though I used fresh strawberries since I had plenty left over from another recipe.

This was super easy to make and it tasted great without making the cake too sweet! I am going to try adding more strawberries next time I make it.

Easy Peezy, and tastes great. Like many others on this site, I only used 3/4 of a cup of water. Thickened up nicely. Easily fills an eight inch cake. For those of you that use scales; a cup of s...

This filling accompanied my dark chocolate cake I(from this site) very nicely. thanks Lisa! ***NOTE*** I made a very delicious mango filling using the exact same recipe, just switching equal amo...

I used 4 c of fresh strawberries, kept everything else the same. I had enough for two 8" cakes.

This was wonderful. Still warm from the stove it would make an amazing topper for waffles. I was worried that it wouldn't get thick enough for a cake filling, so I put it in the refrigerator o...

This was one of the easiest, most fulfilling recipes I've ever tried. I followed the recipe to a T, chilled the filling for several hours before using, and used it with a great cream cheese fros...

ONLY 18 RATINGS??? HOW CAN THIS BE. This is SO amazing and heavenly and dangerously addictive; you might NEVER want to eat any other strawberry filling EVER. -slurps up the gooey goodness- YUMMM