Easy Triple Berry Compote Cake Filling with Frozen Berries

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh berries in a cake, and while summer may be the prime season for picking your own, you can enjoy the delightful flavors of berries all year round by using frozen ones. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create a simple yet delicious triple berry compote cake filling using frozen berries. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner, this recipe will elevate your cakes to a whole new level of scrumptiousness.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • A pinch of salt


Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Before you begin, make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. This will help streamline the cooking process and ensure that your compote turns out perfectly.

Step 2: Thaw the Frozen Berries

Place the frozen mixed berries in a bowl and allow them to thaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature. You can also speed up the process by using the defrost function on your microwave, but be sure to follow the instructions to avoid cooking the berries.

Step 3: Create the Compote Mixture

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the thawed mixed berries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Stir gently to combine. Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes, allowing the berries to release their juices.

Step 4: Cook the Compote

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the berry mixture to a simmer. In a separate small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a smooth paste. Add this cornstarch mixture to the simmering berries and stir well. This will help thicken the compote.

Step 5: Simmer and Stir

Continue to simmer the compote over low heat, stirring frequently. As it cooks, the mixture will thicken and become glossy. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes. Be patient; you want the compote to reach a thick, jam-like consistency.

Step 6: Add a Pinch of Salt

Just before removing the compote from the heat, add a pinch of salt. This will enhance the overall flavor and balance the sweetness.

Step 7: Cool and Store

Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the compote to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Step 8: Use as a Cake Filling

Your triple berry compote is now ready to be used as a cake filling! Whether you’re baking a classic vanilla cake, a chocolate delight, or a fruity sponge cake, this compote will add a burst of berry flavor and a touch of elegance to your creations.


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