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Strawberry Jam Filling

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 9 hrs, 50 mins
Yield Makes about 4 cups
Serve any extra filling along with the cake, or refrigerate up to 1 week and enjoy homemade jam for breakfast! 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mashed fresh strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (3-oz.) package strawberry-flavored gelatin

How to Make It

  1. Stir together strawberries and sugar in a large saucepan; let stand 30 minutes.

  2. Bring strawberry mixture to a boil over medium heat; boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in gelatin until dissolved; cool completely (about 1 hour). Cover and chill 8 hours.