This strawberry filling is all you need to elevate your cake to the next level. Made with real fruit, this strawberry cake filling gives your favorite chocolate, vanilla and lemon cakes a sweet surprise! Not big on strawberries? Swap in raspberries or pineapples for an amazing pineapple cake filling that will give you a sweet taste of summer anytime of year. Simple to make, this recipe is all you need to never make a boring cake again.
Drain strawberries; reserving liquid. Add enough water to liquid to equal 1 1/4 cups. In large saucepan, combine strawberry liquid, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice; mix well. Heat and stir until mixture boils and thickens. Cool completely. Stir strawberries into the cooled mixture. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For Raspberry Filling, substitute 1 package (16 oz.) frozen raspberries packed in syrup, thawed, for frozen strawberries.
For Pineapple Filling, substitute 1 can (16 oz.) crushed pineapple in syrup for frozen strawberries.