March Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
March 1st, 2020

Announcing the official recipe for the March 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 March Baking Challenge!

I LOVED seeing your bright and powdery creations February’s Red Velveg Crinkle Cookie Challenge.

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

With spring and Easter upon us, I thought it would be fun to do a LAYER CAKE recipe for the first time in Handle the Heat Challenge history.

So let’s reveal the recipe…


This is a recipe that I think even carrot cake haters would love. The brown butter adds so much flavor and moist texture and it’s paired with an out of this world cream cheese frosting.

They’re such a crowd pleaser! Maybe it’ll even make it to your Easter or Mother’s Day celebrations over the coming months.

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make the Brown Butter Carrot Cake.

Step 2: Take a photo of your cake and share it before March 31st 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 one of two $75 digital gift cards!

The prizes are available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will purchase the gift card on your country’s Amazon homepage in the equivalent current market value of $75USD.

The 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 cake creations 🙂

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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    kundan — March 3, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Hey, I am ready to accept your challenge.

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