Pineapple Filling- A Delicious Recipe

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Add a flavorful dose of Pineapple to your coconut cake, yellow cake, or white cake recipes with this easy cooked Pineapple Filling!  

With just three simple ingredients and wonderful pineapple flavor, this filling is sure to become a favorite. 

Delicious Pineapple Filling for Cakes! MyCakeSchool.com.

Why We Love It

  • Simple pineapple cake filling recipe with just a few ingredients
  • This cooked filling thickens to a great spreading consistency for sandwiching between layers.
  •  Works perfectly with so many cakes! We've used it in our Piña Colada Cake,  Elvis Presley Cake, and Pineapple Coconut Cake.
Bowl of Pineapple Filling with spoon

How to Make Pineapple Cake Filling

This easy cooked pineapple filling comes together in no time! You can find the full, printable recipe further down in this post. Here is a quick rundown of our steps!

  • Combine the crushed pineapple, corn starch, and granulated sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat. When the mixture begins to boil, stir constantly until it begins to thicken, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
  • The pineapple mixture will thicken even more as it cools. Then, cool the pineapple filling completely in refrigerator before using.

No-Bake Pineapple Filling Alternative

In addition to this delicious pineapple cake filling, we have another great option that we love which is no-bake. This Pineapple & Cream Filling is a recipe that we have used in a few of our recipes, including our Pineapple Cake and Orange Pineapple Cake.

This filling is an easy combination of instant vanilla pudding and heavy cream, with crushed pineapple folded in. It has a thick, full consistency. We love both recipes.

Pineapple Cakes

We have many more delicious Pineapple Cakes to share with you! In addition to the recipes mentioned above, our Hummingbird Cake, Carrot Cake, and Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake are always a favorite. Thanks so much for stopping by.

If you give our pineapple filling a try, we would love for you to leave a comment and photo below!

Pineapple Cakes collage

More Pineapple Cakes

Here are a few more cakes with pineapple for you to keep on your "must-bake" list!

Pineapple Cake Filling Recipe

Pineapple Filling- A Delicious Recipe

Delicious homemade Pineapple Filling Recipe for Cakes! My Cake School

This delicious pineapple filling is so flavorful and can be whipped up with just a few simple ingredients!

Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • One 20 ounce can (567g) of crushed pineapple, undrained
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons (14g) cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  2. When the mixture begins to boil, stir constantly until it begins to thicken, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Keep in mind that it will thicken even more as it cools. Cool completely in refrigerator before using.

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73 Comments

  1. If I make my cake, with pineapple filling, the day before, can it be left at room temperature over night, or does it need to be refrigerated

  2. Can be used in between two layers of cooked puff pastry. Then top with icing flavoured with passion fruit.
    Cheers

  3. That was nice and easy and can I mix some white chocolate with pineapple crush for glazing the cake

  4. Hi Dhivya- I'm sorry, I'm not sure how that would effect the white chocolate. You may want to try with a small amount to test it.

  5. Hi Elise, We have not frozen the filling but we have members who have. Scroll to Barbara's comment on Feb. 14, 2018 . She posted that it was fine frozen.

  6. How long will fresh pineapple filling last in fridge after making it?

    Can I freeze it? And How long will fresh pineapple filling last in the freezer?

  7. Hi Anne, The cooked pineapple filling should be good for 4 days in the refrigerator, maybe more but I have not tested beyond that. We have never frozen the filling but in the post just above yours, Barbara posted on Feb 14, 2018 that is was fine frozen.