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Will strawberry syrup color cake batter?

adenhailemariam | Sep 28, 201312:30 PM

I made a batch of strawberry syrup and I'm over it's original intention (to be used to make strawberry soda).

So now I have this red syrup in the fridge. I was wondering, do you think I could use this syrup as food coloring for cake batter? I aim for natural food coloring (and just decorate desserts other ways for color if I don't have a food coloring). I was even thinking of using crushed freeze-dried berries for coloring. I've used crush freeze-dried raspberries as decoration on chocolate cake balls and OMG it was amazing.

Would the syrup alter the cake batter too much? Would the color not be strong enough?

Any other ideas for using the syrup? I was thinking as a topping on vanilla coconut ice cream or...that's all I could really think of. Or is this just a simple syrup made for beverages?

The syrup recipe I used:

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