Olive Oil Strawberry Shortcake
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Recipe courtesy of Michael Voltaggio

Olive Oil Strawberry Shortcake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 10 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings



  1. Place strawberries, orange zest and juice and 1/4 cup sugar into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until strawberries are soft and broken down, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Pour eggs and 1 cup sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip until frothy and pale yellow. Slowly add olive oil, continuing to whip. Slowly add the flour mixture. Add milk and mix for 2 more minutes. Fold in the strawberry compote. Swirl the jelly in with a spatula, but don't overmix.
  4. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan. Transfer batter to the cake pan. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over the top. Bake on the middle rack until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then invert out of the pan to a rack to cool completely, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Serve cake sliced into wedges with whipped cream.