Handle the Heat’s Monthly Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe pick is Caramel Apple Coffee Cake! All of the details and rules are detailed below.

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Prizes Include

Grand Prize: (1) KitchenAid Stand Mixer + Bob's Red Mill Products
First Place Prizes: (2) $75 BobsRedMill.com Gift Cards

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

To Participate:

Make a batch of Caramel Apple Coffee Cake.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo of your cake and share before October 31st 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO. You can share photos from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or upload them directly from your computer, but they must be submitted here to be included.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one Grand Prize (1) KitchenAid Stand Mixer + Bob’s Red Mill Products and (2) First Place $75 BobsRedMill.com Gift Cards! No purchase necessary. That’s three winners total! Prizes available to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

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 shipping address. If there’s no response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Official rules are in the entry submission widget.

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About the Recipe

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake


Tip One: This recipe calls for sour cream which helps add flavor and contribute a rich and tender texture. If you don’t have sour cream on hand feel free to use plain yogurt, just make sure it’s full fat for best results!

Tip Two: Use homemade or store-bought caramel here! Here’s my easy recipe for homemade caramel. If you use store-bought, I prefer Trader Joe’s brand.

Tip Three: To double this recipe to serve a larger group, double all ingredients and bake in a 9 by 13-inch pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.


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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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