April Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
April 1st, 2019

Announcing the official recipe for the April Baking Challenge! All of the details and rules for how to participate in the challenge for a chance to win one of the PRIZES are detailed below.

Today I’m announcing the recipe for the April Baking Challenge.

I was so thrilled to see everyone who joined in last month and made a batch of Browned Butter Coffee Cake for the March challenge. Several of you made the recipe more than once because you loved it so much, which put a big giant smile on my face!

Stay tuned for a recap post on that challenge soon, where I’ll also be announcing the winners.

I’m so pumped for this next baking challenge because it’s officially spring and there’s THREE prizes up for grabs – including a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

But first, let’s reveal the recipe…

Lemon Cupcakes!

I’ve teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill to bring you this challenge and new recipe. They’re generously providing the amazing prizes!

This is one of my favorite spring recipes and I hope it’ll become your favorite too! The cupcakes are so tender, moist, and bursting with fresh, tangy, and sweet flavors. They’re perfect for Easter.

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

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Step 1: Make a batch of Lemon Cupcakes.

Step 2: Take a photo of your cupcakes and share it before April 30th 11:59pm MST.

Here’s how to share your photo:

Click here to access the challenge landing page. This is where you can get all the latest details, enter the challenge, and see other entries.

Click the button that says “SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY” – this will pop up a little widget where you can submit your photo:

  • You can select your entry photo from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, OR upload directly from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

There’s also a few optional bonus entries to increase your chances of winning!


Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize (1 winner) – 1 KitchenAid Stand Mixer + Bob’s Red Mill Products (approximate $314 value)
  • First Place Prize (2 winners) – $75 BobsRedMill.com Gift Card

The prizes are open to participants in the U.S. and Canada only.

The three winners will be selected randomly; so don’t worry about taking a perfect picture. Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! I will email the winners. Winner must reply within 2 business days or a new winner will be chosen. Official rules are listed in the entry widget.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? I can’t wait to see your cupcakes 🙂

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    GoMovies — April 4, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I love cakes, they look so delicious and attractive that I can’t resist them.

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