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Handle The Heat's Monthly Baking Challenge

February

This month’s challenge recipe is for Best Chocolate Cupcakes! All of the details and rules are below.

The Basics

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homemade chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting swirled on top
Best Chocolate Cupcakes

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 this Best Chocolate Cupcakes.

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Share
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How and Where to Share:

Take a photo and share it before February 28 11:59pm MST.


Click Here To Submit Your Photo


There's also TWO BONUS entries:


  1. Leave a star recipe review and 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.
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How To Win:

Every person who submits a photo 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.

Past Challenge Winners


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about the recipe

Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Tip One: Make sure to use Dutch-Process cocoa powder for this recipe! Check out my article for the #1 Most Important Thing to Know About Cocoa Powder here.

Tip Two: Be sure not to accidentally over measure your flour and cocoa powder. Use a digital kitchen scale for the most accurate measurements. If you must use measuring cups, spoon both ingredients into their cups then level off the excess with a knife.

Tip Three:  Be sure to also use full fat ingredients and don’t reduce the sugar in this recipe. Sugar actually helps contribute to moistness if you can believe it!

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