Very Cherry Flavor Right

Very Cherry Cake Filling

Very Cherry Cake Filling

Flavor Right Very Cherry Cake

By Kala Boulard, Test Kitchen Sponsored by Flavor Right 

When cherry season hits, skip the pie and make cake instead! A refreshing and stable whipped cherry filling pairs perfectly with layers of chocolate cake. Can’t find fresh cherries? No problem. Use frozen instead and make it any time of year.  

Whipped Cherry Filling


10 ounces cherries, fresh or frozen 
⅔ cup granulated sugar 
⅔ cup water 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
2 pounds Flavor Right Whip’n Ice 


  1. Place the cherries, sugar, water, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 
  2. Cook, stirring constantly for 5 to 8 minutes, until the cherries get soft and the juice starts to thicken slightly. 
  3. Transfer the cherry filling to a blender and blend until completely smooth. 
  4. Return the mixture to the heat and simmer for 3 more minutes, or until the filling coats the back of a spoon. 
  5. Place the cherry filling into a clean bowl and cover it tightly with plastic. Allow to cool to room temperature and then store in the refrigerator to fully cool and thicken for 2 hours. 
  6. Whip the Flavor Right Whip’n Ice according to the container’s directions until stiff peaks form. Divide evenly between 2 bowls. 
  7. Gently fold the cherry filling into 1 of the bowls of Whip’n Ice until you reach your desired swirl effect. 
  8. Load the cherry filling into a piping bag and fill your cake.  
  9. In a separate piping bag, load the remaining balance of whipped Whip’n Ice to coat and decorate the cake. 

Kala Boulard

Kala Boulard is a cake designer and recipe developer who adapted her love for art into cake creations. She has always considered herself an artist before a baker. Painting local murals and holiday windows allowed her an artistic outlet before discovering cakes. Kala creates all her cake art with different variations of buttercream and uses a palette knife to paint with buttercream as if it were oil or acrylic paints. She built a thriving homebaking business, which specializes in wedding and bridal cakes. She also runs a dessert blog, where she shares delicious seasonal dessert recipes and photography. Kala resides in rural Nevada with her husband and their daughter. Some of her favorite things include drawing digital art, photographing her sweet treats, and being a mom.  

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