2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup strawberries ( diced up)
1 tbls. white sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tbls. unsalted butter
powdered sugar for dusting
preheat oven to 350, lightly grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan
In small bowl, toss strawberries with 1 tbls. sugar. Set aside
In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking soda
In large bowl, beat eggs and almond extract, slowly beat in oil. Toss in strawberries and sugar, mix by hand.
Add flour mixture to wet ingredients, carefully using beaters, mix until well combined
Pour into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 50-50 minutes until golden brown and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Take out and cool
When ready to serve
Melt butter and chocolate chips in double boiler (alternatively in microwave if desired) until smooth
Slice cake and place on dish, drizzle with chocolate and garnish with powdered sugar and extra sliced strawberries. ENJOY!
note: you can also invert cake onto serving platter, drizzle chocolate all over, let set and then cut and serve.