Homemade Cherry Cake Filling (quick and easy!)

If you've been looking for a "go-to" cherry cake filling that anyone can make, this is it! This is the quickest and easiest way to make a delicious tart cherry filling for cakes or cupcakes!


– Frozen Red Tart Cherries – Salted Butter – Cornstarch / Instant Clearjel – Sugar

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!

All you need are frozen red tart cherries, some sugar, a little bit of cornstarch, and salted butter. It tastes just like homemade cherry pie and is perfect for any dessert!

Whisk the sugar and cornstarch or instant clearjel together in a small bowl. Set aside.


Combine the frozen red tart cherries and salted butter in a nonstick skillet or saucepan. The butter can be cold as it will melt while the cherries cook.


If you're using cornstarch, add the whisked sugar mixture to the pan of frozen cherries and butter and stir.


Cook on medium heat until the cherries are fully thawed and the liquid begins to simmer.


Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes on medium as the mixture boils, scraping the pan frequently with a sturdy spatula.


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