Handle the Heat’s Monthly Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is for BROWN BUTTER CARROT CAKE! All of the details and rules are below.

Brown Butter Carrot Cake


$75 Amazon.com gift card
$75 Amazon.com gift card

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

To Participate:

Make the Brown Butter Carrot Cake recipe.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo and share before March 31st 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO.

There’s also TWO BONUS entries:

1) Leave a star recipe review + comment on the recipe post using the same name and email address.

2) Receive an automatic bonus entry if you’ve participated in any previous baking challenge before using the widget. You must be logged into the widget to receive this bonus.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of two $75 Amazon.com gift cards.

the details…

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days a new winner will be chosen. This prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars. Official Terms & Conditions are in the entry submission widget just below.

Submit Your Entry

Past Challenge Winners

February 2020
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January 2020
Kate G.
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About the Recipe



Tip One: For best results, use a stainless steel skillet to brown your butter! Nonstick pans or small saucepans don’t work as well because there’s not enough area for the browned bits to form.

Tip Two: Grate fresh carrots! Pre-grated carrots have less moisture and will lead to a drier cake. Use fresh carrots, preferably locally grown or organic for the sweetest flavor. Don’t grate too finely.

Tip Three: Use a cake leveler to make easy work of slicing the two cakes into four even layers.


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The Handle the Heat community is filled with enthusiastic home bakers just like you! In my humble opinion, people who like to bake are the BEST kind of people. Creative, thoughtful, and extra sweet. Every month hundreds of people in the HTH community join in our monthly baking challenges… hopefully you will too!


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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.


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