Delicious Strawberry Filling Recipes for Cakes With Some Fun Facts

Strawberry fact
Filling a cake with a yummy strawberry mixture is one of the best ways to delight your taste buds. Imagine a simple, plain cake filled with delicious strawberries or strawberry sauce!
Strawberry filling can be added to any cake, but the flavor of strawberries will stand out if you add the filling to non-flavored cakes, like a simple sponge cake or a white cake.
Fun Facts About Strawberries
a plate of juicy strawberries
• Strawberries are found in more than 600 varieties. Each of them has a different size, shape and color.

• The French considered strawberries as an aphrodisiac. So, a cold strawberry soup was served to the newlyweds.

• Interestingly enough, strawberries belong to the rose family.

• Strawberries are consumed in about 94% of U.S. Households.

• They can help prevent diabetes and fight cancer.
• Strawberries were considered to be the symbols of peace and prosperity in medieval times. This is precisely why they were also served at stately occasions.

• Legend says that if you divide a double strawberry into two equal halves and give one half to a person you love, he/she will soon fall in love with you.

• The Strawberry Museum at Wépion, Belgium, is dedicated entirely to its local history of strawberry cultivation. In fact, the town of Wépion is Belgium's official capital for strawberries.
Strawberry Filling Recipes
... with whipped cream
strawberries and whipped cream cake
Ingredients
(Prep. Time: 15 mins.)

Sugar, ½ cup
Whipping cream, ½ cup
Unflavored gelatin, 1 tbsp.
Cold water, 2 tbsp.
Boiled water, 3 tbsp.
Strawberries, hulled, 2 cups (crushed)
Process

• Add sugar to the hulled strawberries and set them aside.

• In cold water, soften the gelatin, and once it is softened, add boiling water. Stir until the gelatin dissolves.

• Add the dissolved gelatin mixture to the strawberries and let it cool.

• Now whip the cream till it becomes stiff.

• When the strawberry mixture is of syrup thickness, add the whipped cream to it.
Refrigerate until it sets.

• Fill it into your cake, and serve.
... with honey and maple syrup
honey and maple syrup strawberry cake
Ingredients
(Prep. Time: 10 mins.)

Vanilla extract, ½ tsp.
Fresh lemon juice, 1½ tsp.
Honey, 2 tbsp.
Maple syrup, 2 tbsp.
Strawberries, ripe, 2 pints (hulled and sliced in ½, if large)
Process

• Make a puree of half of the strawberries in a food processor.

• While blending, add honey, lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract until it forms a smooth sauce.

• Add the remaining strawberries and crush until chopped, do not make it into a liquid.

• Fill the mixture in the cake, and serve.
... with almond flavoring
strawberry filling with almond flavor cake
Ingredients
(Prep. Time: 20 mins.)

Angel food cake, 1 lb.
Almond flavoring, 1 tsp.
Whipped cream container, 1 (8 oz.)
Milk, 1 can
Lemon juice, ⅓ cup
Packaged frozen strawberries, 10 oz. (thawed and drained)
Process

• Cut a thin layer of the top of the Angel food cake horizontally.

• Scoop out the center of the remaining cake while keeping the base intact.

• Cut the scooped portion into small pieces.

• Except strawberries, mix all the other Ingredients to form a think whip mixture, and reserve about 1½ cups of it.

• Add the cake pieces to the mixture and fold in the strawberries.
Now, fill the tunnel with cake pieces and the whip mixture.

• Replace the top layer that was previously cut.

• Cover the cake with the reserved whip mixture.

• Refrigerate for chilling.

• When chilled, decorate with fresh sliced strawberries and almond slices, and serve.
... with sugar syrup
strawberries with sugar syrup cake
Ingredients
(Prep. Time: 10 mins.)

Sugar, ¾ cup
Water, 1 cup
Cornstarch, 3 tbsp.
Strawberries , 2½ - 3 cups

Process

• Take a large saucepan and mix all the ingredients.

• Cook until the mixture thickens, over medium heat.

• Let it cool completely.

• Fill up your cake with the mixture, and serve.
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... with heavy cream
strawberry with heavy cream cake
Ingredients
(Prep. Time: 12 mins.)

Strawberries in syrup, 1 pkg. (thawed)
Heavy cream, 1 cup
Cornstarch, 2 tbsp.

Process

• Mix the strawberries, cream and cornstarch in a saucepan.

• Cook over medium heat for about 8 - 10 minutes, while constantly whisking until the mixture thickens.

• Remove from heat and refrigerate for two hours.

• Fill the chilled mixture in a cake, and serve.
If you wish, you can also add your favorite flavors to these fillings, but make sure that the delectable taste of the strawberries is not lost. Four hundred years ago, Dr. William Butler quoted, "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." This is so very true with regards to strawberries.