Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake w/ Strawberry Balsamic Chocolate Sauce

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Blood Orange Cake w/ Strawberry Sauce

It’s that LOVELY time of year again folks, when love is in the air and a romantic dinner and evening in with your significant other is on the menu. And we all know what Valentine’s Day is all about…wine, chocolate, strawberries and a special sweet dessert!

I created this recipe for Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry Chocolate Balsamic Sauce that will impress your sweetie and top off a romantic evening with a glass of champagne..hope you enjoy and indulge on this special day 😉


Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake w/ Strawberry Balsamic Chocolate Sauce

Yield: 4-6

A LOVELY dessert made with Blood Orange olive oil and Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar and fresh strawberries and LOTS OF LOVE <3

Ingredients

  • BLOOD ORANGE OLIVE OIL CAKE:
  • 1 tablespoon butter, for greasing pan
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Seven Barrels Blood Orange Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice from 1 blood orange
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  • ½ cup Seven Barrels Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 pint strawberries, stemmed and sliced

Instructions

  1. BLOOD ORANGE OLIVE OIL CAKE:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan or 8-inch loaf pan with butter.
  3. In a stand mixer or large bowl with hand mixer, mix together the sugar and eggs on medium speed until lightly blended.
  4. Drizzle in the Seven Barrels Blood Orange olive oil and vanilla and mix together until smooth. Add the blood orange juice in and mix into the batter.
  5. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add baking powder, soda and salt. Add to the wet batter in small increments and mix on low to incorporate. Scrape the sides with a spatula and make sure all wet and dry ingredients are blended well.
  6. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let the cake cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes or so, then remove cake from the pan and let cool completely on the wire rack before serving.
  7. CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  8. Add the Seven Barrels Chocolate Balsamic vinegar and chocolate syrup to a medium saucepan over medium-low heat and cook for about 5 minutes until heated through and blended.
  9. Add the sliced strawberries to the chocolate sauce and mix together. Serve the sauce warm over Blood Orange Olive Oil cake or over ice cream.
http://www.theartfulgourmet.com/2018/02/12/blood-orange-olive-oil-cake-w-strawberry-balsamic-chocolate-sauce/

You can find the Blood Orange Olive Oil and Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar at www.7barrels.com

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