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Strawberry Cake Filling

A tangy, fruity, delicious filling for cakes, cupcakes, tarts, trifles, and more.

If you're looking to add a fruity twist to your favorite layer cake, jazz up morning toast, or make a topping for ice cream, this strawberry filling is perfect. It's easy to make with 4 ingredients!


You only need four ingredients: frozen strawberries, granulated sugar, water, and potato starch.

Place a saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Place the frozen strawberries and sugar in it and start cooking them down.

Step 1

Cook the strawberries and sugar on medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often. The strawberries will break down and release their juices.

Step 2

As the strawberries cook, whisk the water and potato starch together in a separate bowl. Make sure both ingredients are well combined and not clumpy.

Step 3

Once the strawberries are soft, pour in the potato starch mixture. Turn the heat down to low and stir constantly for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Once the strawberry filling has thickened, take it off the heat. Let it cool to room temperature before using in your baked goods.

Step 5

Store the filling in the refrigerator and enjoy! Want to make this recipe? Check out the full instructions at: