Blackberry Filling

Decorating By JoanneK Updated 9 Apr 2013 , 9:31pm by Miss Cameo

JoanneK Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 6:36am
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Does anyone have a good recipe for blackberry filling? I did a search and couldn't find anything listed here but I see people post about it so I'm keeping my figures crossed.

Thanks.

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Sweetcakes23 Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 6:44am
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You might try PM ladyonzlake, I think she has used one in the past...at least I think I remember her posting with that kind of filling.

melysa Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 6:46am
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i do a raspberry filling that rocks, you could easily do it with blackberries. when using fresh fruit, the juice usually seeps out and makes the cake soggy. the key is to thicken it so it stays put.

1 12oz bag of frozen berries
1/4 c sugar (if the fruit is very tart)
3 tablespoons cornstarch diluted in enough COLD water to disolve it.


thaw berries, puree. push through a sieve if you want to remove the seeds. put puree in a pot on medium heat on the stovetop. add sugar and starch liquid...stir constantly , and bring to a boil until well thickened. cool completely. this will become very thick and tastes very fresh. better than jam or preserves.

i like to add chambord to mine. this is a raspberry flavored liquor , and the reason i do it is to make it safe to leave out at room temperature for a day or two if i cannot refrigerate it because of fondant or other reasons. i was leary, but did some research and found that pastry chefs use this method frequently. if you do so, allow it to cool first, then add 2-3 tb and mix in, cover with plastic pressed against it to avoid a skin from forming, then chill until set (it will be like jam). yum!

cakemommy Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 7:08am
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This is the recipe I use for either blackberries or raspberries.


1/2 C sugar
2 T cornstarch
pinch nutmeg
1/4 C water
1 T unsalted butter
1 1/2 C berries (fresh or frozen)

In a small saucepan over moderate heat combine sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg. Gradually add the water and stir. Add the butter and berries and bring to a boil stirring gently. Boil for 2 minutes or until thickened.

This filling is so delicious especially made with fresh berries. You can also use canned berries. If using frozen let thaw and drain first.


Amy

AlamoSweets Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 9:06pm
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I would be tempted to use blackberry jam putting a thin spread of BC down first, dam it (the layer) and fill it with jam.

Loucinda Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 9:14pm
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Both of those recipes would be good, the trick is to make sure that the filling is THICK. (I sometimes add just a little extra cornstarch to make sure) I have made it several times with raspberries ~ and the filling is just lucisous!!

melysa Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 9:16pm
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i remember hearing once that if you put bc down first, then topped it with perserves or jam that it would make the cake layers less stable...slippery?

in my opinion, jam is too sweet to add to cake. i like the fresh fruit. just me.... icon_wink.gif

cakemommy Posted 2 Jan 2007 , 10:39pm
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The recipe I suggested cools thick! You never put on a "just cooked" filling anyway so once it is room temp or cool from the fridge it will be just perfect! I have had rave reviews using this as both a fresh raspberry and fresh just picked blackberry filling!


Amy

JoanneK Posted 3 Jan 2007 , 6:20am
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Thanks for the recipes! I will be sure to try them. icon_biggrin.gif

tirby Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 4:54pm
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thats the basic recipe I use for all fruit or berry filling only no butter.
and I do put a crumb coat down first just to keep the color from going into the cake. Not sure if its really needed.

mkolmar Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 6:47pm
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I always just use polaner all fruit brand jam and it works great and people are shocked when I tell them what it is. When berries come in season again I'm going to try these recipes though because they sound so good.

cakemommy Posted 4 Jan 2007 , 7:10pm
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The good thing about this recipe is that the filling isn't that tart. It won't make your eyes roll into the back of your head. icon_lol.gif

Do you charge for your cakes with the Polaner fruit? I've never tried the preserves. I see it in the store but have never tried it. What is the consistency and don't you have to buy a bunch of jars to fill the cake? What is your favorite preserve?


Amy

mkolmar Posted 5 Jan 2007 , 3:40am
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Raspberry or strawberry mixed with buttercream is my favorite.
I'm not crazy about fruit in cake myself but my mom sure is!

I've only had one order where the cakes were filled and it was for the church that I use their kitchen so I only charged cost. The consistancy isn't thin or horribly thick either. Just a thin layer is all you need. It depends on the size of the cake for how much you need or not. I did 12 4 in. round cakes and I had only used about 1 or 1 1/3 jar (can't queit remember) I think the homemade probly would taste better because most homemade items do. Funny thing is no one guesses it's just regular polaner jam in a cake icon_confused.gif I made a cake for a lady turning 80 (my mom and I threw her a suprise party since she NEVER had a birthday party---what a sorry family she has!) I made a hat cake and filled it with the blackberry jam in the bottom and a strawberry (or was it raspberry) mixed with b/c for the top. She loved it and swore it was from the blackberries she picked and gave me from her garden. I told her after the party and she laughed saying I fooled her.

Candy120 Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 4:49am
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I have a wedding cake ordered that the bride wants raspberry filling. I have been experimenting with different fillings and taking the cakes to my friend's office where about 30 people work and I have them "grade" the cake (they work for the school district). The only problem with the raspberry, cream cheese, and whipped cream filling is that the color was wrong. It was a pale purple and the bride wants deep red. Do you think I can add Wilton paste to it to change the color? Or what do you suggest? I think I will try another recipe and see if I can at least get it a deep purple, that would be better than the pale. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

cakemommy Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 5:49am
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This is the recipe I use. It is delicious and is a deep red. It is no other color than red! It is great to use with other berries as well!


This is the recipe I use for either blackberries or raspberries.


1/2 C sugar
2 T cornstarch
pinch nutmeg
1/4 C water
1 T unsalted butter
1 1/2 C berries (fresh or frozen)

In a small saucepan over moderate heat combine sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg. Gradually add the water and stir. Add the butter and berries and bring to a boil stirring gently. Boil for 2 minutes or until thickened.

This filling is so delicious especially made with fresh berries. You can also use canned berries. If using frozen let thaw and drain first.


Amy



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Cookie4 Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 6:04am
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A big THANK YOU to Cakemommy and Melysa for sharing your recipes - I was just looking for a raspberry filling myself. Thanks again!

cakemommy Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 3:31pm
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You are welcome! I hope it works out well for you! Let us know!!!

Oh, just a note too. No need to add extra cornstarch to make sure it's thick. It would do nothing but add a "chalky" taste to the filling. This recipe is tried and true as is!!! It thickens upon sitting!


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Amy

haileyalysmom Posted 6 Feb 2007 , 5:27pm
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Cakemommy, I tried your raspberry filling and it was wonderful!

cakemommy Posted 6 Feb 2007 , 8:02pm
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Did you use fresh (can you find them fresh this time of year? not sure)! I'm glad you loved it. I think it would work well as a filling for a small tart! That would be good huh!

moptop Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 5:43am
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I just made raspberry filling for a lemon cake this evening that could easily be done with blackberries..... nothing fancy. sometimes simple is better!

5 lbs frozen berries
1 1/4 c sugar
3/4 c water
4 Tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/4 c chambord
red food coloring


1. put all but cornstarch and chambord in pot and bring to boil, simmer 15-20 minutes.

2. mix cornstarch in chambord and then add to fruit mixture, stir, bring to boil and then let cool completely.

Turned out great. Next time I think I'm going to replace the 3/4 c water for chambord icon_smile.gif

moptop Posted 11 Feb 2007 , 5:46am
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Originally Posted by moptop

I just made raspberry filling for a lemon cake this evening that could easily be done with blackberries..... nothing fancy. sometimes simple is better!

5 lbs frozen berries
1 1/4 c sugar
3/4 c water
4 Tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/4 c chambord
red food coloring


1. put all but cornstarch and chambord in pot and bring to boil, simmer 15-20 minutes.

2. mix cornstarch in chambord and then add to fruit mixture, stir, bring to boil and then let cool completely.

Turned out great. Next time I think I'm going to replace the 3/4 c water for chambord icon_smile.gif




I forgot to add.... after making the filling and preparing my cake (3 layer lemon cake w/ raspberry filling and lemonade cream cheese frosting) I had set it outside to cool as my fridge was full and the kitchen was rather warm so things were starting to slip and slip. Not usually a problem except for this time my hubby forgot I had done that and let the dog out! Needless to say we only had 1/2 of the cake to enjoy.

Miss Cameo Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 9:31pm
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AI was looking for a good blackberry filling for my husbands birthday cake and I have to say Cakemommy this was a very easy recipie and very good, it thickened very nicely as it cooled and only took minutes! I am very pleased with the results, thank you!!

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