Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – With Natural Food Coloring

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops With Natural Food Coloring

Aren’t they cute? These strawberry-shaped cake pops are made with homemade marshmallows, leftover stale cake, and naturally colored with beetroot!

These strawberry marshmallow cake pops are a great little treat for Valentine’s Day or Easter – or any day! 😉

Strawberry Cake Pops With Natural Food Coloring

Ingredients (for 30 strawberry-sized cake pops)

Homemade Marshmallows
  • 100g (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 1 tbsp homemade vanilla sugar
  • 50ml (1/4 cup) water
  • 4 gelatin sheets (2 tsp powdered gelatin)
Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops
  • 2 cups fine cake crumbs

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops

Naturally Pink Icing
  • 1 beetroot
  • powdered sugar
  • water
Strawberry Seeds (Optional)
  • black sesame seeds or anise seeds

Strawberry Cake Pops Recipe

Homemade Marshmallows

Soak the gelatin sheets in water for 5 minutes. Bring sugar, vanilla sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Stir the squeezed gelatin sheets into the syrup. Beat the marshmallow mixture for 3 or 4 minutes with an electric mixer until it has the consistency of a white, thick, pourable paste.

Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops

Stir together the cake crumbs and marshmallow mixture. When it’s cool enough, knead the dough until smooth. Moisten your hands and roll the mixture into strawberry shapes.

Cake Pops With Natural Food Coloring

Naturally Pink Icing

Grate a small beetroot and strain through a fine mesh sieve to extract the juice. Stir together the beetroot juice with enough powdered sugar to make a thick paste. If the icing is too dark, add one or two tablespoons water.

Strawberry Cake Pops Naturally Colored With Beetroot

Strawberry Seeds

If you want, you can add faux strawberry seeds with black sesame or anise seeds.

Strawberry Cake Pops

35 thoughts on “Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – With Natural Food Coloring

  1. These look so sweet.
    I love how you make such vivid natural colouring, I always worry about the amount of artificial colours that get used to make bright and colourful baking.

  2. This is so timely, just this morning I was wondering what to use for a natural food color. Thanks for the recipes and thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

  3. Lina, I just love this!! Could you possibly add a link to Fiesta Friday in here somewhere since I’ll be featuring it tomorrow on Fiesta Friday #221? That way I won’t be violating my own rule 😀 Thanks so much for participating!

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