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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Bake it. Share it. Savor it.

    Melt Hearts and win Prizes.

    How it Works

    1) Bake the recipe

    Nothing screams Valentine’s Day more than Red Velvet Cupcakes! Since I’m typically not a big red velvet person, I developed a few tricks for getting more flavor out of these cupcakes while keeping them super moist and soft.

    red velvet cupcake with a bite taken out so you can see the moist interior and the smooth cream cheese frosting.

    piping cream cheese frosting onto a red velvet cupcake

    2) Snap a photo

    Take a photo of your cupcakes using your phone, camera, iPad, or other device.

    3 ) Win Prizes!

    Submit your entry before February 29th at 11:59pm MST to be entered to win one of TWO Amazon $75 gift cards.

    How to submit your photo:

    Upload your photo directly from your device below (camera roll, etc.). You can also upload using Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Just enter your name and email + click submit.


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    Community Entries

    Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people!

    Giving Back

    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 Loveland Foundation in honor of Black History Month. The Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do you choose a winner?

    Winners are selected at random using a name picker generator from among all eligible entries received.

    When will we know who won?

    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. We personally contact each winner to confirm their win, so it sometimes take a few days if we don’t receive a response.

    I’m having trouble entering the challenge or another technical issue.

    We recommend clearing your web browser cache if you are having issues submitting your photo, a challenge page for a previous month is displaying, etc.
    Control (PC) / Command (Mac) + Shift + Delete on your keyboard will clear the cache on most browsers. If you need any help with this, please email [email protected] and we’ll get you taken care of.

    Do we need to submit professional photos?

    No! This isn’t a beauty contest. A photo snapped on your phone is perfectly fine to submit. Take a photo of your recipe with whatever technology is available to you.

    What are the prize requirements?

    The prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. We will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars.

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    Meet 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!).