Delicious and easy, this Raspberry Filling for Cakes is perfectly tart and sweet and spreads beautifully between layers of white or chocolate cake. It also keeps well in the frig or freezes well for weeks.
For ages I've bought pre-made fillings for my cakes. But not too long ago I had an order where the client asked for raspberry filling and I realized I was running low. Since I live in a very rural area where I can't buy cake fillings, I decided to make it this time. This is my favorite recipe for Raspberry Filling for Cakes.
This raspberry filling is really easy to make. I usually double the recipe and freeze half of it. That way I don't have to make it every time I have an order that calls for raspberry filling.
If I'm doing an especially large cake - such as a wedding order - I have even tripled the recipe. You know - just to be sure I have enough (although I almost always have too much 😉 ).
The recipe is so simple - only calling for 5 ingredients (including water). While I most often make it with frozen berries, you can absolutely make it with fresh berries. Just note that you may have to adjust the cornstarch and water a little to get the right consistency).
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Again - I live in a rural area and running to a store to buy fresh raspberries is usually not an option. But I can keep a stash of frozen ones on hand all the time.
Raspberry Filling for Cakes
One last note. I almost always spread a thin layer of raspberry filling directly on the cake in between the two laters. Then I top it off with buttercream (cream cheese buttercream or vanilla buttercream 99% of the time). But if you don't like the idea of that - you can absolutely mix this raspberry filling into the buttercream - in essence, making a raspberry buttercream 🙂
I rarely do this but I have once or twice and it works beautifully!
While I was shooting the pics for the cake, I decided to take one picture with a bite on a fork:
Then my kids asked if they could have some. Next thing I know - here's what my beautiful slice of cake looked like:
Haha... leave it to my kids to destroy a piece of cake in about two seconds flat. On the other hand, I can confidently say that even my kiddos love this Raspberry Filling!
Cake Recipes that need Raspberry Filling
Alrighty, here's the printable recipe for you:Print