Easy Triple Berry Compote Cake Filling with Frozen Berries

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This easy mixed berry compote of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries is full of fresh and natural berry flavor. It’s slightly tart, making it a perfect complement to sweet cakes and buttercreams. A compote is simply a fruit filling that’s been cooked down slightly and thickened. It makes a perfect filling for vanilla cakes or cupcakes.

Because this triple berry compote uses a frozen berry blend and Instant Clearjel, it whips up incredibly quickly. The Instant Clearjel (also known as modified cornstarch) makes this filling glossy and smooth (whereas cornstarch alone produces a cloudy compote that can clump and separate over time). To learn more about Instant Clearjel uses, you can check out Instant Clearjel: a Magical Bakery Ingredient.

Use this compote to fill my Vanilla Almond Cake, or check back soon as I’ll be adding new cake and cupcake flavors to my Mix and Match Recipe collection each week.

Vanilla Almond cake with triple berry compote filling

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Easy Triple Berry Compote Cake Filling with Frozen Berries

This easy mixed berry compote of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries is full of fresh and natural berry flavor. It's slightly tart, making it a perfect complement to sweet cakes and buttercreams. It makes a perfect filling for vanilla cakes or cupcakes. Because this triple berry compote uses a frozen berry blend and Instant Clearjel, it whips up incredibly quickly and is glossy and smooth.
1x batch will fill one 6" three-layer cake or about 14 cupcakes.
2x batch will fill one 8" three-layer cake or about 28 cupcakes.
If you have a kitchen scale, please select the grams measurements for the most accurate results.

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Yields 1 heaping cup(s)
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
You may double the recipe by selecting 2x.
Select “grams” if you have a kitchen scale for more accurate baking.

Ingredients

Thickener Ingredients

Remaining Compote Ingredients

  • 9 oz (around 2 cups) Frozen Berry Blend (unsweetened) (I use Frozen Natural Triple Berry Blend. It's a mix of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. You can also use 3 different types of frozen berries in equal parts.)
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 1 /2 tsp Lemon Juice (I use bottled)

Equipment

  • nonstick skillet
  • heavy-duty spatula
  • Whisk

Instructions

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  • Whisk Thickener ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine Remaining Compote Ingredients in a nonstick skillet or saucepan.
  • Cook on medium heat until the berries are fully thawed and the liquid begins to simmer. Using a sturdy spatula, cut any large berries into very small pieces (around 1/4 inch pieces) as they simmer. The berries should be soft enough that they are easy to cut with the spatula. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the berries are softened and you are happy with their size.
  • Remove from heat and add the Instant Clearjel/Sugar mixture and stir in quickly. The compote will thicken immediately, and continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Chill the berry compote in the refrigerator. It may be used from cold as a cake or cupcake filling. (See Note #2)

Notes

  1. Read my article Instant Clearjel: a Magical Little-Known Bakery Ingredient to see why I think this ingredient is worth having in your pantry.  Instant Clearjel must always be whisked thoroughly with other dry ingredients before being added to wet ingredients to avoid clumping.  I have tested this recipe with the following Instant Clearjel brands:  Hoosier Hill Farm, Prepared Pantry, and Ingredion (Make sure what you purchase is labeled as “Instant.”  Cooktyle Clearjel is a different product that does not work the same in cakes). If you don’t have Instant Clearjel you can substitute Cornstarch and cook the compote longer as described in my Instant Clearjel Substitutes.  
  2. When using triple berry compote as a cake filling, pipe a 1-2″ tall ring of buttercream around the edge of the cake, then spoon the compote in the middle of the buttercream ring.  This will prevent the compote from spilling out of the cake.
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Author: Amycakes Bakes | amycakesbakes.com
Calories: 592kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery recipe, cake filling, cupcake filling, frozen berries, fruit compote, triple berry
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