Preheat the oven to 350º F.
Lightly grease two 9-inch cake pans, one muffin pan, or one 13×9″ pan with Blood Orange Olive Oil.
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Thoroughly mix together the liquid ingredients in a separate large bowl until smooth. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix using a hand or stand mixer on low until well blended. Pour the mixture into the prepared pans.
Bake for 30 minutes (cupcakes will take about 15 min.) or until a cake skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Make sure to not over-bake the cake. It should spring back when lightly touched, and a cake skewer inserted in the middle of the cake should come out clean.Cool for 20-25 minutes before removing the cakes from the pans to cool completely.
Place the chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl. Heat the cream in a sauce pan over medium heat until just about simmering. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for five minutes. Gently whisk the chocolate and cream until smooth, consistent, and free from any lumps.
Add in the blood orange olive oil to the chocolate and whisk to thoroughly incorporate. Allow to cool until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Gently spread the slightly cooled ganache over the the completely cooled cake. Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream and a tangerine segment as garnish, if desired.
Serves 12 small but decadent servings.
Easy. Delicious. Hearty. Satisfying.
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1-pound beef stewing meat (Buffalo or Venison work well too), trimmed and cut into inch cubes
- ¼ cup Fresh Harvest Garlic infused olive oil
- ¼ cup Fresh Harvest Neapolitan Herb or Traditional balsamic
- 1 cup red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon works well)
- 3 ½ cups beef broth (low-sodium and organic)
- 2 teaspoons Greek Freak or Italian seasoning
- 1 medium white onion, peeled and diced
- 5 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
- 2 large baking potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- ½ teaspoon salt, flavored salt or smoked salt
- Combine the flour and pepper in a bowl, add the beef and toss to coat well. Heat Garlic olive oil to medium high in a Dutch oven or large skillet. Shake excess flour off beef and add a few pieces at a time to pan; don’t overcrowd. Cook, turning the pieces until beef is browned on all sides, about 3-5 minutes per batch; add more oil as needed.
- Remove the beef cubes from the pan and add the Fresh Harvest balsamic and wine. Cook and deglaze over medium-high heat, scraping the pan with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits. Add the beef, beef broth, salt and seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer.
- Cover and cook on low, skimming broth from time to time, until the beef is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Add onions and carrots and simmer on low, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the potatoes and simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes more. As the stew cooks uncovered, it should reduce to a thicker consistency.If needed add 2-3 tbsps. cornstarch whisked with 1 tbsp. water to thicken stew.
Serve with our Kickin’ Cornbread Muffins, Focaccia in a Flash or Sassy Cheese Biscuits – recipes on our Blog.