Handle the Heat’s Monthly Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is for Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake! All of the details and rules are below.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee 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 a batch of Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo and share before November 30th 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

October 2020
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October 2020
Allison T.
About the Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake


Tip One: You may be asking, why is there no coffee in a coffee cake? Well, in the U.S. coffee cake is typically a treat served alongside coffee and doesn’t usually have it as an ingredient! Plus we want this cake’s flavor to be 100% pumpkin spice.

Tip Two: If you don’t have sour cream, you can also use plain yogurt! Whichever you choose, full fat is the best choice for a moist and tender cake.

Tip Three: This recipe was tested with a metal baking pan. If you use glass or ceramic baking dishes, you may need to add 5 to 15 minutes to the baking time. If your cake sinks slightly in the center, that’s normal. It’s just so rich!


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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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