Easy to make filling that isn't too sweet.

Lisa

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 13x9-inch cakes' filling
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk water and cornstarch together in a large saucepan.

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  • Stir strawberries and sugar into the water.

  • Cook strawberry mixture over medium heat until thick, about 10 minutes.

  • Allow to cool completely before use.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 100.8g 33% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 6.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (119)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
found this recipe last minute recipe and it turned out great!! thanks! i did add a squeeze of lime juice though! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2013
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 looked sad. Read More
(7)
154 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 113
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
found this recipe last minute recipe and it turned out great!! thanks! i did add a squeeze of lime juice though! Read More
(120)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2012
Perfect I didn't change anything followed as written though I used fresh strawberries since I had plenty left over from another recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2014
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 strawberries is about 5.5 oz,or 152 grams. What I've found works for me. If you are filling a cake, I lay down a very thin, almost transparent layer of buttercream before I add the strawberries. This keeps them from soaking through the layers. Also used a to prevent them from squishing (that's a technical term lol) out when the next layer is added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2013
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 amount of mangoes for the strawberries, and decreasing sugar to 1/2 cup. mmm! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2012
I used 4 c of fresh strawberries, kept everything else the same. I had enough for two 8" cakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
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 overnight. The next morning I checked and it had set up perfectly. I received many compliments on this in my cake. Thank you so much for the recipe. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
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 frosting which paired really well with the strawberry flavor. I loved the taste of the filling - slightly tart but still sweet and extremely flavorful. I'll be using this again no doubt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2012
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 Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2013
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 looked sad. Read More
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