All posts filed under: Cakes

Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake

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Second to Christmas, Birthdays happen to be one of my favorite holidays.  Mine, my husbands, my friends…I love celebrating each and every one of them.  Maybe it’s that no celebration better warrants an over-the-top, sky high, sprinkle-crammed, multi-layered birthday cake.  With as many candles as you could possibly cram on top.  My birthday cake is no exception.  Filled with strawberries, chocolate and cream cheese it’s what my cake dreams (and hopefully yours) are made of. […]

Blood Orange Thyme Layer Cake

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My love for blood orange is well documented.  In fact, it was the first recipe I ever posted on Case Bakes.  While most fruit is slim pickings this time of year, blood oranges are the shining star that gets me through these cold, dreary winter months.  Honestly, I think it’s one of nature’s most impressive fruits and the subtle, sweet and slightly less acidic taste it lends finds me buying them on bulk and hunting […]

(Anything But Basic) Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes

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Happy 2018 ya’ll.  It’s been awhile but I’m back, and what a better way to kick it off than by going back to the very basics.  While I’ve been known to sometimes share over-the-top cakes (Banana Split, anyone?)  or 14 layered tortes don’t be fooled.  Sometimes a simple chocolate cupcake is really all anyone really needs #amiright?  With that, I give you the only chocolate and vanilla cupcake recipe you’ll ever need.

The Perfect Birthday Cake

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Within the month of October, I celebrate six (yes, SIX) family and friends birthdays.  That’s a birthday every 5 days!  So, with birthdays comes great baking responsibilities.  I mean, once everyone learns you have a baking blog the stakes become unimaginably high.  You’re not only making a cake, oh no my friends, you are making a birthday cake.  So, in an ode to all of those family and friends whom I was not able to […]

Banana Split Cake

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We all have it.  That one dessert that instantly transports us back to our youth.  That one dessert that floods you with memories and brings a smile to your face.  Growing up in Texas, it should be of no surprise that mine involves Dairy Queen.  As a kid, Dairy Queen was a magical, magical place.  An endless choice of ice cream confections from shakes you could turn upside down and would somehow, miraculously stay in […]

Guinness Stout Cake

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I’ll be the first one to tell you that I read through quite a few recipes on any given week.  Whether it’s the latest cookbook I just had to have, or perusing my favorite blogs like this one or this one (also don’t forget this one) it’s safe to say I’ve seen my fair share.  Every so often I’ll come across a recipe I just know is going to be spectacular.  And this Guinness Stout cake, piled high with brûléed meringue and oozing with […]

Dobos Torte

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Ya’ll, there are cakes and then there are cakes. Well, there are also tortes but let’s focus on the task at hand.  Some cakes are simple, require one bowl and can be baked, assembled and eaten in a mere hour.  This is not one of those cakes.  This cake requires several hours, a good dose of patience and a willingness to stand closely to your oven for quite some time but as soon as you cut into […]

Strawberry Summer Cake

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This past week has been a point of reflection.  In the summer, I always try and take time to appreciate the beautiful weather, budding flowers and freshly-shorn green grass but the past few days in particular I find myself trying to be extra thankful for the little things I so often seem to take for granted.  I’ve also always used baking as a way to try and bring joy into people’s lives and to put […]

Chocolate Matcha Cake

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Let’s just get this out of the way right now, I am a complete and total sucker for trends.  I am definitely an advertisers dream, both consciously and subconsciously falling for whatever is the ‘must-have’ accessory, food craze or fashion trend of the moment.  I mean, these things have to be the latest must-have for a reason, right?  So this weekend, I did it.  I finally jumped on the matcha band-wagon and let me tell […]

Pink Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Swirl Buttercream

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First off, let me provide my sincerest apologies for my prolonged absence these last few weeks.  Work has reached a level of insanity I previously thought not possible and while excuses are merely just that, I have been to seven different cities in the past four weeks, TWO of which are on the west coast.  But rest assured I am here today to make it up to you.  And, I knew that to do so […]