Bake an Amazing Cake with this Saskatoon Berry Cake Filling Recipe- Or Blueberry Cake Filling

Cake with Saskatoon Berry Filling (Or Blueberry Filling)

This recipe is all about the Saskatoon berry cake filling.  This Saskatoon berry filling recipe is amazing whether you serve it rustic, fancy or as cupcakes. Saskatoon berries grow in the northern part of North American.  Most Canadians have gone Saskatoon berry picking at least once, and they can be purchased from local Saskatoon Berry farms.  Every year I purchase two ten pound bags and they freeze really well.

If Saskatoon berries aren’t available where you live, you can substitute for blueberries.

A white cake with Saskatoon berry filling and lemon buttercream icing. Can be made as blueberry cake filling.

For the average size family simply make this recipe as one two layered cake.  The one pictured is for our smaller household, with a smaller cake and six cupcakes.  That way I could serve the cake and freeze the cupcakes.

Make a White Cake

Like I said earlier, the saskatoon cake filling is the focal point of this berry dessert.   Feel free to use a cake mix or your favorite white cake recipe.  For this cake, I used my simple one bowl cake recipe.

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Easy One Bowl White Cake Recipe
This is a very easy to make one bowl white cake recipe. If you're wanting to make a filling or an elaborate icing it's nice to cut down on the dishes and make a simpler one bowl cake. Its a good alternative to a purchased cake mix and it uses basic on-hand ingredients.
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  1. Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. Take out a large bowl and add the dry ingredients, flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Blend together very well to distribute the baking powder.
  3. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients. In the well add the softened butter, milk, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients together inside the well first, and then widen your beating strokes to incorporate the dry ingredients. Add your eggs one at a time and beat together well after each addition.
  4. Once your cake batter is mixed, pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and let cool before using.
  5. If making cupcakes, this recipe will make one dozen. Bake cupcakes at 350F for about 20 minutes until golden.
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Saskatoon Berry Cake Filling Recipe

If you’re substituting with blueberries,  simply use 2 cups of blueberries instead of saskatoons.   You cook the berries first and then fold them into a cream cheese mixture before placing in the fridge to cool.

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Saskatoon Cake Filling
This filling is amazing on cakes or cupcakes. Its different with a beautiful colour and the cream cheese gives it a nice tangy flavour.
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  1. Add the berries and the sugar to a saucepan and stir. Mix the cornstarch in the water until dissolved and add to berries. Cook on low until berries are soft, set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  3. Once the cream cheese mixture is well blended fold in the blueberry mixture and place in the fridge. Chill thoroughly before adding to your cake.
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Assembling the Cake with Saskatoon Filling

Lay one layer of cake on your plate, top with the saskatoon berry cake filling, and then cover it with the second layer.  (For my smaller version pictured I cut one layer into halves horizontally before filling it)

A white cake layered with a Saskatoon berry filling. Alternatively a blueberry filling.

Saskatoon Berry Filled Cupcakes

Scoop out a little of the white cupcake with a small spoon or cupcake filler.  Fill the cavity with the saskatoon berry cake filling, and place the cupcake top back on.

Saskatoon filling inside a white cupcake. Alternatively can be blueberry filling.

Lemon Icing

It seems like cupcakes use a mountain of icing so this recipe is very large.  The lemon flavor cuts back on the sweetness of the icing and pairs so well with the berries.

Ice the cupcakes using a large cupcake swirl tip.  Start from the outside, add the icing working towards the center.

I finished these using a little fondant butterfly.

Saskatoon berry filling inside white cupcakes with lemon buttercream icing.


Icing the Cake

The entire cake was iced with icing first, the outside edge is covered with patterned fondant that I made using my new lace form. For the top, I piped a mound of icing on top and encircled it with icing roses.

Lemon icing on top of a Saskatoon and cream cheese filled cake

Use fondant if you don’t like to pipe flowers.  I covered the sides with fondant using my shiny new lace fondant form and then piped around the top and bottom.  This cake can also just be made with a smooth topping and let the filling do the talking.


Berry filled cupcakes with either saskatoon or blueberry filling and lemon icing.

Please let me know if you have saskatoon berries in your area, and if you have ever eaten them.  Personally, I think I prefer them to blueberries, but all berries are my favorite.

Have a great week.



9 thoughts on “Bake an Amazing Cake with this Saskatoon Berry Cake Filling Recipe- Or Blueberry Cake Filling

    1. I had not thought about blackberries, but yes they would work. Blueberries are the closest berry I could think of to saskatoons, so I never considered blackberries. I may have to try that Debra.

  1. That cake looks ahhhh-mazing Leanna. WOW!!! I don’t think we have saskatoon berries here in South Africa, but my son is coming to visit us in 12 days (whoop whoop) maybe he can sneak some in his luggage when he comes 😉

    1. That is so exciting, home for summer. He is living in blackberry heaven, they grow in every ditch and anywhere there is a natural water source.

      I can just imagine how you’d be counting sleeps til he gets home.

    1. Hi Jas. You are such an amazing cook and baker. Thank you for your positive comment, very much appreciated.

  2. Wow! Leanna, wow!! Your cake and cupcakes are soooo beautiful! I’d be afraid to cut and bite into them… 😉 Really, though, I happily pinned your main photo to my Yummy! board as my readers seem to really like to eat… Lol! I’ve never heard of a saskatoon before tonight, so I’m excited to try and find some to try. Are they a berry and is jam or jelly made from saskatoons?? I love jam though sugars are on my no-no list lately… 🙁 Still eating, just less often.

    Hope to try to make your cake soon,
    Barb 🙂

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