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9 Easy Cake Filling Recipes

I love to watching baking shows! They create so many delicious recipes. They teach you things like why things should be at room temperature and how stiff peaks form!

They always make an amazing cake recipe that includes adding a cake filling between the cake layers or on top of the cake.

I always thought they were too fancy for me because they used lemon juice and egg yolks. But after checking out these recipes – I know that any home baker can make these easy cake filling recipes.

But first – let me share some of my cake recipes to go with these yummy recipes!



This recipe is the best chocolate cake recipe! It starts with a boxed cake mix and once you add a few ingredients like sour cream and instant pudding mix, it tastes like it came from a fancy bakery! With the chocolate frosting, it’s a chocolate lovers dream!

My chocolate buttercream frosting is so easy because it only uses unsalted butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and hot water. No need to separate the dry ingredients from the wet ingredients. Just throw it all in the mixer together! 



This white cake recipe is so light and fluffy and is amazing!! This recipe uses egg whites, extra all purpose flour, and white sugar to make the best cake!


Anyone can make a delicious cake filling with this list of 9 Easy Cake Filling Recipes! It's perfect for a birthday cake or special occasion!


9 Easy Cake Filling Recipes

I think my son would love this for his birthday this summer. This Shortcut Bavarian Cream {Vanilla Pudding Filling for Cakes} would taste amazing inside my chocolate layer cake recipe. Then you could also drizzle a chocolate ganache on top that is made with heavy cream and chocolate chips!

This is another homemade pastry cream. Don’t mistake this for a custard filling it’s more of a pudding filling.

Crema Pasticcera – Italian Pastry Cream (Crema Pasticcera) – This is more of a custard filling and is a perfect filling for croissants, profiteroles, and other kinds of pastries! This is perfect for a vanilla custard cake filling!


Cake Fruit Filling Recipes:

Easy & Healthy Apple Pie Filling Recipe – You can make this on the stovetop in just 10 to 15 minutes! It would be a great filling in a spice cake or just enjoy it on pancakes!

Small Batch Blueberry Jam Without Pectin  – This is so simple! It has just 3 ingredients..stir together the blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a large skillet over medium heat and these fresh berries will make a delightful addition inside a cake or even cupcakes!

Small Batch Raspberry Rhubarb Jalapeno Jam Without Pectin Add a little spice to your baked goods with this spicy raspberry filling!

Homemade Lemon Curd – Only 5 Simple Ingredients  – I would love to make this to go with an angel food cake or pair it with a cream cheese frosting.

Strawberry Curd Recipe  – This would be great on Strawberry Mini Tarts or scones!

Instant Pot Strawberry Compote – This would taste so good with my white cake recipe. I usually fill it with plain strawberries and top it with a white chocolate mousse whipped cream topping!

These easy recipes are perfect for a special occasion! You can pick from fresh fruit filling or pudding type fillings to add to a layer chocolate cake, a lemon cake, yellow cake, birthday cake, and all your favorite recipes!


Display it on a cake stand for your family to enjoy!


Tip – if you want to make it easier to bake in the kitchen, here is a list of some of the items you need!


  • Stand mixer with whisk attachment – or a hand mixer will work but it’s a little harder.
  • medium saucepan – this is helpful when making the fruit fillings
  • cake pans – my favorite is the 9 inch cake pan. Make sure you buy 2!
  • rubber spatula
  • parchment paper


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