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January Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
January 1st, 2021

Announcing the official recipe for the January 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 January 2021 Baking Challenge!

Last month we made French Silk Pie for the last challenge of 2020. I loved seeing how many of you enjoyed that pie with your family over the holidays. It was a great way to finish off the year!

I’ll be drawing the winners for that soon, so keep an eye on your email inbox if you joined. Once winners are confirmed they’ll be announced here on the blog and on social media, as always.

I truly can’t believe it’s already 2021. I am ridiculously excited about what we have in store for you guys this year. Can’t wait to share more on that soon!

Without further ado, the January Baking Challenge recipe selection is…


This cheesecake is ridiculously smooth, creamy, and luscious with a nice contrast from the buttery crunchy crust. Absolutely NO CRACKS! I share ALL my cheesecake baking secrets so anyone who feels intimidated by cheesecake will be a baking PRO with this recipe.

Plus, I shared an entire article on preparing a water bath for this cheesecake!

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make an Ultimate Cheesecake.

Step 2: Take a photo of your cheesecake and share it before January 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!


Two $75 digital gift cards! Available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will order the cards in your currency for the USD equivalent of $75.

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 cheesecakes!

Tessa Arias

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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    Idol Worth — January 21, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Sounds like a great challenge to take, thank you for sharing!

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