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Handle The Heat's Monthly Baking Challenge

JUNE

This month’s challenge recipe is for Lemon Pound Cake Loaf! All of the details and rules are below.

The Basics

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BAKE

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share

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Win

close up of copycat starbucks lemon loaf with icing dripping
Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

Two Prizes


Handle The Heat Challenge Prize

$75 Amazon.com Gift Card

Handle The Heat Challenge Prize

$75 Amazon.com Gift Card

How It Works


Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:
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Bake
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To participate:

Make a Lemon Pound Cake Loaf and snap a picture.

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Share
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How and where to share:

Share your photo before June 30th at 11:59pm PT. 

More Bonus Entries:

1. Leave a star recipe review on the blog post for bonus points. Make sure to comment with 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.

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Win
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How to win:

Every person who enters following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of the prizes!

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 an 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.

drool-worthy loaf tips!

TIP ONE: This recipe uses a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan for best results. If you use a smaller pan, you may run the risk of the loaf collapsing slightly in the center. Especially if you live at higher altitudes.

TIP TWO: This recipe uses half all-purpose flour and half cake flour for the best of both worlds. When using only all-purpose flour, the loaf has more of a muffin texture. When using only cake flour, the loaf is too delicate and crumbly. While you can use only all-purpose flour, I’d highly recommend using real cake flour for the best results.

TIP THREE: A blender or food processor not only assists in making quick and easy work of making this batter, but it also helps emulsify all the rich ingredients together into a smooth batter. If you don’t have a blender or food processor, you can also mix this batter by hand or with an electric mixer, though the results may vary slightly.

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charity of the month

Here at Handle the Heat, we believe in spreading joy in all the ways we can, and making the world a better place one day at a time.

For each valid entry, Handle the Heat will donate $1 to The Trevor Project in honor of Pride Month.

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