Strawberry Short Cake (Shvinaigrort Cake)

Smoked Olive Oil Cake with Smoked Balsamic Macerated Strawberries and Basil Whipped Cream

This is our play on a Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberry season is here and what better way to celebrate it than with a little bit of a twist on such a classic dessert.

Smoked Olive Oil Cake

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1⁄2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1⁄2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil
  • 1 1⁄4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1⁄4 Cup Grand Marnier
  • Juice From 1 Large Orange
  • Zest From 1 Large Orange

Heat the oven to 350° F. Oil, butter, or spray a 9-inch cake pan that is at least 2
inches deep with cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. (If your
cake pan is less than 2 inches deep, divide between 2 pans and start checking for
doneness at 30 minutes.) In a bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and powder. In another bowl, whisk the olive oil, milk, eggs, orange zest and juice and Grand Marnier. Add the dry ingredients; whisk until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, until the top is golden and a cake tester comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a rack and let cool for 30 minutes.
Run a knife around the edge of the pan, invert the cake onto the rack and let cool
completely, 2 hours.
This Recipe was adapted from Maialino's Olive Oil Cake Recipe.

Smoked Balsamic Macerated Strawberries

  • 1 Pound Fresh Strawberries (Sliced thick)
  • 1 Tablespoon Holy Smoke Smoked Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Holy Smoke Smoked Wildflower Honey
  • Holy Smoke Smoked Black Pepper To Taste (Optional)

Toss all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 30 minutes making sure to toss every 10 minutes.

Basil Whipped Cream

  • 1 Pint Heavy Wipping Cream
  • 1⁄2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil (Chiffonade) (If you can find it Lemon Basil is amazing)
Chill a mixing bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Pour heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in the chilled mixing bowl and whisk until you get hard peaks. Fold in basil and serve immediatedly or refrigerate until you're ready to serve.