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Lemon Olive Oil & Almond Cake with Strawberry Preserves

Lemon Olive Oil & Almond Cake with Strawberry Preserves

Olive Oil Cake Ingredients:

Olive Oil Cake Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 and adjust the rack to the middle of the oven.  Using some lemon olive oil, grease and flour one 9″ cake pan.

Combine the eggs, sugar, lemon olive oil, vanilla, and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.  Whisk to thoroughly combine.

Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk to combine.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, whisking after each addition.  Pour in to the prepared cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool for five minutes in the pan and then gently run a knife around the side to loosen and invert on to a rack to fully cool.

In a microwave proof bowl, heat the cream on high for 1 minute.

Add the chocolate to the bowl and allow to sit for 2 minutes without stirring.  Whisk well until all the chocolate has melted and there are no lumps.  Add the balsamic and whisk well.

Pour the still warm liquid glaze over your cooled cake.  Allow the glaze to set up on the cake at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Strawberry Preserve Topping Ingredients:


Combine the strawberries, sugar, zest, and juice in a heavy saucepan set over medium heat.  Bring to a simmer.  Simmer for 7 minutes being careful that the contents do not boil over.  Set aside and allow to thicken as it cools to room temperature before spreading over cake with a dollop of lightly whipped cream  on each slice (optional) .

Serves 10