This also works with raspberry jam/jello for a raspberry filling.


  • 1 small jar SEEDLESS strawberry jam
  • 1 small box strawberry 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.


acake Says... 3 Dec 2009 , 9:20am

Will this filling work for a jelly roll also?

ddaigle Says... 8 Dec 2009 , 8:25am

Not sure. I've never made a jelly roll. Sorry.

thecakediva40 Says... 1 Jan 2010 , 8:24pm

Can these work for wedding cakes?

ddaigle Says... 12 Jan 2010 , 8:19am

thecakediva40...absolutely. I make it 24 hours in advance so the jello and jam can set back up. I pipe a dam and spread a thin layer of buttercream because it will seep into the cake. Some call that "moist"...I call it soggy.

lv2kayak Says... 4 Apr 2010 , 7:07pm

do you have to refrigerate the cake with this filling?

DivaMomma Says... 20 Jun 2010 , 9:08pm

Excellent and tasty filling, but you definitely need the frosting dam, and a strong tall one too! I tripled the recipe for a 12-9-6 and even had some leftover. I will try this same formula with other jello mixes :)

ginny33 Says... 3 Aug 2010 , 9:02pm

what size jar of jam, our store has 3 different " small" sizes

ddaigle Says... 19 Aug 2010 , 7:19am walmart only has one size and brand of SEEDLESS jam. The jar I get is a "normal" small one. It won't hurt if it isn't the same exact size. This is a very user-friendly recipe. Use what you can find. lv2kayak..I don't worry about the cake being refrigerated. I've had berry filled cakes at weddings that I know sat out for HOURS. I've left a jar of jam out on the counter for hours also.

DARYLNDI Says... 4 Mar 2011 , 8:33pm

I made this and used it in a cake with some strawberry buttercream and they LOVED it. Thanks so much for posting this. They are all asking for more!!!!!

Dee5162 Says... 4 Apr 2012 , 1:31pm

I made this as well and I see what you mean by a strong frosting dam. Looked like my cake was bleeding. lol My family loved it and asked me to make another one right away. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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