Strawberry Soda

Being a Foodbuzz Tastemaker has been a lot of fun for me. Through the partnership with them, I was able to host a Boston Cupcake Crawl and enjoyed participating in the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog last year. From time to time, they offer us the option to try out various products. When I saw the email about this Tervis Tumbler, I knew I needed to sign up.

You see, Hubby and I both drink a LOT of water. It’s basically the only thing that we have to drink in the house. Except for alcohol, obviously. I’m kind of picky about my water. It has to be cold. Really really cold. And I have to have a straw. This insulated tumbler is awesome at keeping my water cold. It also gave me an opportunity to post a tasty PINK beverage! We both enjoyed this fruity strawberry soda as a treat after dinner instead of dessert.

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Strawberry Soda


For strawberry syrup:
1/2 lb strawberries, trimmed and hulled
2 tsp white vinegar
5 Tbsp sugar

For the strawberry soda:
strawberry syrup (2 1/2 Tbsp for every 12 oz of seltzer)


Make the strawberry syrup:
Place strawberries in blender and pulse until smooth. Add vinegar and mix well.

Pour through a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and let drain. Press liquid through to get all the juice from the berries. Discard the pulp.

Transfer juice to a medium pot and add sugar. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and store in fridge. Yields 2/3 cup of syrup.

Make the strawberry soda:
For a 12 oz soda, pour 4 oz of seltzer into a glass. Add 2 1/2 Tbsp of strawberry syrup and stir until combined. Add remaining 8 oz of seltzer and stir. Top off with ice.

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19 Responses to “Chocolate Overdose Cake”

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    yumventures — February 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This looks just plain amazing…and I’m not even a huge chocolate fan! The different textures must be delectable — good thing Valentine’s Day is coming up =)

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    Jelli Bean — February 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like my favorite cake I’ve never tried. Yum! After reading the directions, it seems like you could reduce the prep time by simply preparing the brownie batter first and setting it aside while prepping the cake batter, and then baking them at the same time. Either way, I am putting this on my “MUSTS!” list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jade — February 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Wow!! That looks amazing. It would make a great chocolage indulgence for Valentine’s Day.

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    Katie — February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    WOW! That looks amazing! I love the filling. I’m starring to try for sure. Chocolate cake is always a big winner with guests. 🙂

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    kitchen koala — February 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Mmmm….chocolate! Looks fantastic 🙂

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    Memória — February 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Man, this cake is serious stuff!! I would love some of that! Thanks for all the tips on how to make it more efficiently.

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    oneordinaryday — February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    That is one amazing way to celebrate.

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    The Methods Guy — February 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    OMG That looks awesome. I wish I could take it out of the computer screen and eat it right now!!!

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    Ingrid — February 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    While I’m not a chocolate cake fan I have to say that is one delicious and impressive looking cake! Definitely makes wish I was into chocolate. 🙂

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    Tasteandshare — February 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Did anyone count the calories? 😉

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry!


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    laurasrecipecollection — February 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Talk about death by chocolate! That looks incredible!

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    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This is such a beautiful cake! I really want to give it a whirl. A lot of chocolate but totally worth it!

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    ashley — February 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    omg. this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. can i get a piece right now please?!

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    mycupcake — February 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    wow. that looks amazing

  15. #
    ButterYum — February 6, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Looks absolutely fabulous. Really wonderful photos too!

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog.


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    Mansi — February 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    beautiful cake! one can never be tired of Chocolate! and those strawberries steal the show!:)

    Yummy! that would’ve have been a perfect finger food! love the cheesy texture:)

    this would be perfect for the Valentine day giveaway I’m hosting on my blog. would be great if you could participate!

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    Chris — February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Is a cake like this even legal? This is going to be a most special addition in the KOL round up. Thanks for participating, Jen!

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    Talita — February 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wow!! Just the way the CHocorango likes! Kinda perfect!

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    Erin O. — November 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    When I made this, I almost went into a chocolate coma. But it was totally worth it!!!

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