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Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake with Amaretto Strawberries

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Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake with Amaretto Strawberries – Take a trip to Italy with this olive oil chocolate chip cake. Top with whipped cream and Amaretto soaked strawberries.

chocolate chip cake slices with whipped cream and strawberries and shaved chocolate

Whew. It’s been a wild few weeks. We flew back to the States two and a half weeks ago, made a quick stop in New Jersey to see my family, and then made our way to Boston. We lived in a hotel for 10 days and officially moved into our house yesterday. It’s great, and we are really happy with it. The only downside, our stuff doesn’t arrive for another 2.5 weeks.

I’m typing this on a camping chair in my living room. Moving is not glamorous.

olive oil cake slices

I have a lot to say about how happy we are to be here and how nice it is to be home. I feel 1000% more like myself. I need more time to process how I’m feeling, More on that later. In the meantime, I’m enjoying every second of our new area. We are in Lexington and without question, it is the nicest place we’ve ever lived.

chocolate chip loaf cake with strawberries

Right now, I am super missing being in the kitchen. I haven’t cooked in almost two months and I am eager to get back into it. Not only am I tired of eating out and quick foods, but I genuinely enjoy cooking. It is relaxing to me, I love the chopping and mixing and the stirring, all of it. (Maybe not so much the dishes.)

We had to get rid of everything when we packed out, and I’m starting from scratch. I did a Wegmans shop today and I love that grocery store so much. As annoying as it is that I had to toss or give away everything in my kitchen, it is kind of nice to have to start my pantry fresh. I don’t buy a lot at once, basically for a couple of recipes at a time.

cake with strawberries and whipped cream

Before we had our house packed up, I cooked and baked a lot because I knew that it would be a while before I saw my pots and pans again. I made this simple and delicious chocolate chip olive oil cake and soaked some strawberries in Amaretto. The strawberry huts had just opened and the berries were bright red and sweet. I spooned some freshly whipped cream on top and shaved more chocolate over top. DIVINE. 

This cake is very Italian in that it uses olive oil and is a simply flavored cake. If you stay in an Italian hotel, most will serve very thin slices of cake similar to this one with lots of fresh fruit and cheeses. When we were in Rome, I would seek out these cakes, they are so simple and plain, but so flavorful with a really great texture.

This cake is no different. It has the addition of chocolate, but not a lot, and you can taste everything. Use high quality olive oil and chocolate in this recipe, it makes a big difference. This cake holds well wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. It also freezes beautifully.

cake on a plate with chocolate on a grater
Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake with Amaretto Strawberries

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cake with Amaretto Strawberries

Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake with Amaretto Strawberries – Take a trip to Italy with this olive oil chocolate chip cake. Top with whipped cream and Amaretto soaked strawberries.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course cake
Servings 2 (9×5) loaves
Calories 383 kcal


Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake //

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Amaretto
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate finely chopped

Amaretto Strawberries //

  • 2 pint strawberries sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Amaretto
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 9×5 loaf pans with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. 
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and eggs until pale yellow and thick, about three minutes. Add olive oil, vanilla, milk, and lemon zest.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter evenly between both pans and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on rack for 20 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely. 
  • To make the strawberries, combine berries with Amaretto, lemon juice, and sugar. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. 
  • Serve cake with whipped cream and berries.


Serving: 1gCalories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 198mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35g
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Tuesday 18th of June 2019

I'm so glad that you are back in the US safe and sound! Don't worry bc those 2 1/2 weeks will go by fast! Welcome back Bree and family! You could buy an electric frying pan or borrow someone's. Also a toaster oven would be handy. Just ideas! ????


Friday 21st of June 2019

Thanks! We are getting by. I bought a few things to get us through.


Tuesday 18th of June 2019

I love chocolate chip anything! I will be making this soon. I love all of your recipes! Camping out in your new home is no fun! When we moved from AZ back to my home state of SC, we had to camp out in our new house for 3 weeks until our furniture could be taken out of storage and the movers could get it across country. My sister who lives an hour away loaned us a couple of lawn chairs and a few cooking utensils. We slept on the floor on a brand new Tuft & Needle mattress that we ordered prior to the move and had it sent to my sister's house. At least we slept well. I hope you get settled soon, and welcome back to the States!


Friday 21st of June 2019

Thanks! I also ordered some new beds (it gave me the push I needed to re-do the kids rooms) and bought a few things to make life easier. I am so ready to unpack and get settled!