I have had requests to post this easy filling. I also use this for strawberry filling, but I will still post it separately.


  • 1 small jar SEEDLESS raspberry jam
  • 1 small box raspberry jello


    Pour the powdered jello in a bowl.
    Nuke the Jam for one minue.
    Pour jam into bowl with jello.
    Stir until dissolved.
    Refrigerate overnight if possible.

    Note: If you find it is too firm to spread, nuke for a few seconds. Always pipe a buttercream dam and do not fill filling above dam. This filling will soak into cake, so I recommend spreading a light layer of buttercream down first.


three4thequeen Says... 29 Dec 2009 , 4:36pm

I am trying to find a way to make this a tiny bit thicker. I LOVE this recipe and it's sooooo easy. My kids won't stop eating it. I had to take it away. I'm using this for a wedding cake tonight. Wish me luck! So yummy. Thanks!

loopilu Says... 30 Dec 2009 , 8:21am

what would jello be in the uk?

Phyl_Marie Says... 4 Jan 2010 , 12:00am

Hi Loopilu, do you have flavored gelatins in the UK? Jello is the brand name here in the States.

ddaigle Says... 12 Jan 2010 , 8:17am

three4thequeen--i find after it has set back up in the frig with the jello and jam, it has a nice thick(er) consistancy. I always make it 24 hours in advance to let everything set back up.

horrice Says... 26 Jan 2010 , 4:30pm

loopilu- jello is a brand name but is only a powdered form of jelly, rather then the jelly blocks.

MissConfection Says... 11 Feb 2010 , 6:04am

Where on earth can you buy raspberry jam with no seeds?? Do I stain it? Duh? Please help!

MissConfection Says... 11 Feb 2010 , 6:05am

I meant strain it.

plbennett_8 Says... 13 Feb 2010 , 9:46am

Miss Confection. I find it in Walmart right next to the regular raspberry and strawberry. :) I didn't know it was there until I started looking...

floral1210 Says... 12 Mar 2010 , 11:50am

This is a wonderful, easy recipe. I am also going to try it with peach preserves/jello. Like to try with apricot preserves, but I don't think they make apricot jello, do they?

insaneusmcwife Says... 12 Mar 2010 , 6:35pm

I don't think they make apricot jello but you could try unflavored gelatin.

armywife233 Says... 15 Mar 2010 , 7:40am

Or you could try with peach or pineapple. I actually have apricot/pineapple preserves that I might try out!

cookingmama8592 Says... 17 Mar 2010 , 11:24am

sounds interesting! Looking forward to trying it!

wifey33 Says... 18 Mar 2010 , 10:25am

Has anyone ever tried ths for a wedding cake?

djcuse Says... 26 Mar 2010 , 8:17am

Would a cake filled with this need to be refrigerated?

msmona Says... 9 Apr 2010 , 4:08am

Are you going to dissove the jell-o like you were making regular jell-o? or what???!!

verosuperstar Says... 26 May 2010 , 6:55pm

I made this recipe and didn't like the flavor.

lizabu Says... 30 May 2010 , 11:45am

You can always pass raspberry jam through a sifter to get the seeds out.

ddaigle Says... 9 Jun 2010 , 7:28am

Verosuperstar...so sorry you didn't like it. That's the thing with food....it is very subjective to ones owns tastebuds. Msmona..you do not dissolve the jello...just pour the powdered jello into the jelly.

occheermommy Says... 24 Jun 2010 , 4:24am

Has anyone tried this with unflavored geletin. I have a daughter that is allergic to red dye and I was going to see if I could find a jam with no dye and make it that way. Maybe it would need a bit more sugar?

ddaigle Says... 19 Aug 2010 , 7:22am

Occheermommy..I should be ok with unflavored geletin. The jello in addition to additional flavor, thickens the jam. This can be used for wedding cakes...just ensure you spread a THIN layer of butter cream first, as this does seep. AND ensure you pipe a stiff dam. Jello is not dissoved...just pour from the box onto the jam in a bowl and stir real good. I always let overnight. It will not be gritty.

jmabaxter Says... 19 Sep 2010 , 3:12pm

Would a cake made with this filling need to be kept in the refrigerator? Would it be ok to leave out for a few hours?

ddaigle Says... 20 Sep 2010 , 6:53am

I made for a wedding cake and I know it sat out for HOURS. There's nothing in it to go "bad"

3djones Says... 29 Mar 2011 , 6:40pm

I"ve been looking for a raspberry filling. This recipe sounds both easy AND wonderful, and I can't wait to try it!

marywood Says... 17 May 2011 , 6:48am

I"m going to try this in a wedding cake tasting. I'll let all knoiw how it worked out I'm going to try it with raspberry gelatin and also the unflavored to see the dif. thanks for all the inputs. this is the best website, I use it all the time. wish me luck.

Shelley51708 Says... 9 Jun 2011 , 4:58pm

This is soooo easy and I get raves about it! I personally don't care for raspberry, so I can't say personally how it is, but I've used for a filling and I always get "it's a keeper!" Thanks so much for posting!

Jennifer824 Says... 5 Aug 2011 , 7:25pm

Okay I made this tonight and it was just what I needed but I I have a cake order for this next weekend and I have more then enough to use for it left how long can I keep this before it would no longer be good to use on a cake?

ddaigle Says... 17 Oct 2011 , 7:28am

Jennifer---I see your post is a couple months ago...but to answer anyway, I freeze the left over. Never have to throw out the extra.

Grace1987 Says... 18 Feb 2012 , 11:31am

I must be really slow...does nuke mean microwave?

MommyJenn Says... 4 May 2012 , 2:11pm

This is soooo yummy! I have tried a few different flavor combinations, and they have all worked so far. So easy, and makes me feel less like a bumbling baker! Thank you oodles!

candacethecook Says... 16 Aug 2012 , 6:27pm

I make something similar, but I will try this. I find that Raspberry Jam, seeded or not, is very flavorful and rich without adding MORE Raspberry flavor, so I am in favor of adding unflavored gelatin.

candacethecook Says... 16 Aug 2012 , 6:32pm

Another idea for a filling is to use a jar of apple jelly (not a strong flavor) and add whatever flavor box of jello to that like lime or orange. You won't taste the apple jelly, just the jello flavor. This way it won't be too strong a flavor. I think Strawberry Jam and Strawberry jello is too strong and concentrated.

emma_jada Says... 4 Oct 2012 , 6:26pm

How many ounces in a "small" jar of jelly?

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