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Fresh Strawberry Filling

Fresh Strawberrys to fill your cakes with. This was this found in my Land O Lakes Country cook book for a strawberry pie but I use it for filling in my cakes... Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 C. Mashed Strawberries 1 C. Sugar 3 Tbs Cornstarch 1/3 C. water 1/2 Tsp. Almond Extract 1/4 Tsp. Salt (or small pinch)

Instructions

  1. 1. Wash and cut the strawberries, holding out 1 cup of cut strawberries 2. Mash and then Measure the strawberries, placing in a bowl (I like mine a little chunky so I don't super mash) 3.Add sugar, cornstarch & cold water in a sauce pan, mix well then add 2 cups of mashed strawberries mix & cook on medium heat stirring constantly untill mixture thickens and comes to a full boil about 8-15 min. 4. Remove from heat stir in almond extract and the pinch of salt.. 5. Let it cool Optional: (Add the remaining cup of fresh strawberries... ) fill your cake and enjoy!

Comments (12)

Thanks for sharing can't wait to try this recipe
Does this need refrigerated?
WILL THIS SOAK INTO THE CAKE??? Do you put down a layer of butter cream first or is this solid enough not to soak into the cake? Thanks !
Yes you will have to put remaining in the fridge but it will hold very well without being in the fridge well it is in the cake.. I think it will soak into the cake a little but not sooper wet just like most fillings do.
How many cups does this make?
i made this recipe and it made 2 cups once it was cooked down, enough to fill my 10'' cake :) very yummy
This was so yummy! It's definitely going to be a favorite filling. :) It soaks into the cake just a little bit, but not too much at all, I didn't put a layer of butterceam and it's just fine. I did store it in the fridge though, but mostly because of the buttercream icing.
How is this on a fondant covered cake?
OMG! this filling is fantastic!
I have tried this recipe and it is awesome.
Yum, Yum, Yummy. Thank you for sharing. Last week I put in the filling for a WASC and also used in the bc frosting with pink food coloring for my daughters bday party. They all loved it. Tomorrow using it to fill a 4 layer chocolate cake for Fathers day. Can't wait. Once again awesome - thanks.
Oh. My. Goodness!!! This is the BEST strawberry filling I've ever tasted. I just finished making it, and I cant stop eating it :)
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