5 Types Of Fillings In Baking

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Filling plays a significant part to make every single bite of your cake taste wonderful. Without any fillings, your cake will just be a plain sponge that’s one dimensional in terms of texture and taste.. There are many types of filling in baked goods, each giving your cake a different taste and texture. That’s why we’ve decided to cover the different types of fillings commonly used in baking.5 Types of Fillings in Baking

Here are 5 most frequently used fillings you can make for your baked goods:

1. Frosting

The most common type of filling is frosting. This filling is commonly used in birthday cakes. There are two most common types of frosting: vanilla frosting and chocolate frosting.

If your cake is too dry due to the oven's high temperature, fret not! You might still be able to save your cake using frostings. Frosting contains powdered sugar, butter, and milk. It has a smooth texture that can add flavor to your cakes. It can add some moisture back into your cake.

2. Custard

Some cakes use custard for its filling. Custard gives you its signature creamy texture that comes from the ingredients - cornstarch, flour sugar, and egg yolks.

The process to make custard is unique. You need to boil the ingredients slowly until the mixture is thickened. Place it in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. However, be careful not to put your custard in the freezer, since this may ruin its texture. You can also add additional flavorings such as vanilla to your custard cream.

3. Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is also quite common to find as cake’s filling. All you have to do is use the heavy whipping cream and spread it between layers. Bored with the original whipped cream taste? Go for a tasty chocolate flavor, simply by adding melted chocolate into the whipped cream.

4. Buttercream

As an alternative to whipped cream, people often use buttercream filling. 

In case you are wondering, the difference between the two lies in their main ingredients. Unlike whipped cream, buttercream uses butter as the main ingredient. 

Buttercream also gives a different texture. While whipped cream has a soft texture because it is made of heavy cream, buttercream has a thick consistency because of butter and sugar as its main ingredient. You can add melted chocolate to make a chocolate buttercream. You can even add vanilla or fruit puree to make a fruit-flavored buttercream. 

5. Ganache

Ganache is a chocolate liquid made with cream, having a consistency that is almost like a very thick syrup. This type of filling is suitable to moisten each layer of your cake and to add that beautiful velvety chocolate flavor and texture.

Chocolate ganache is a versatile product which can be used as a filling for other desserts and pastries as well. Watch our Tulip Chocolate Ganache video to learn how to make the perfect velvety chocolate ganache

But if you are still not confident in creating a chocolate ganache, you can always turn to Tulip’s ready-to-use chocolate ganache the Tulip Choco Cream


For other cake fillings, you can opt for other chocolate ingredients from Tulip Chocolate to get that tasty creamy chocolate flavor. We have a wide range of choices on our product page to find out more high-quality compound and couverture chocolate products.

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