All posts filed under: Fruit

Black and Blueberry Crumble Pie

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I am a firm believer that there is truly no better dessert in the summertime than a berry pie.  It signifies all that is good those gloriously warm, long days.  It represents the very best of summer produce.  It needs little to no additions, and truly stands out as one of the best desserts one can make.  So, throw in the towel on that summer bod already and let’s get baking. Advertisements

The Chocolatey-ist Chocolate Tart

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A few days ago I was complaining to a friend how unpleasant interviews are.  I mean, no one enjoys them.  And my least favorite question of all?  The good ol’ ‘talk to me about your weaknesses’.  It just so happened she’s come up with the perfect response.  My biggest weakness, you ask?  …Chocolate.  Genius, right?  But also so, so true.  And this tart, well this may very well be the reason why that response was […]

Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake

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Cakes / Chocolate / Fruit

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.

Chocolate Orange Cinnamon Rolls

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It’s been well documented that fruit and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations.  And this past weekend, I was in dire need of something to lift my spirits.  Because, guys, this weather.  I can’t.  I am SO over it.  So, since the weather continue to refuses to cooperate I dedicated this weekends baking project to me, from me.  It’s almost like when you get to buy yourself a birthday present for yourself (every […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate Cherry Handpies

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As it has been well documented so far this summer, I am nothing if not a obsessive of all desserts using summer fruit.  And, for my second consecutive July 4th there is no better way to celebrate than with pie.  Some people bake pies to celebrate, some people bake pies as therapy and some people just really like eating pie (ahem, husbands).  Whatever the reason you find yourself making a pie this summer season, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

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I don’t know about you, but right about now desperation starts to sink in.  I shove my winter coats in the back of my closet, start wearing shoes without socks and every morning eye my blender knowing smoothie season is soon upon us.  As a native Texan, March on the east coast is especially difficult.  Because guess what, it’s still pretty cold.  I also start dreaming about summer pie, berries at peak season and hot […]