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July Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
July 1st, 2018

Announcing the official recipe for the July Baking Challenge! All of the details and rules for how to participate in the challenge for a chance to win the prize are detailed below.

Today I’m announcing the recipe for the July Baking Challenge!

Your fresh, fruity, and beautiful Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from the June challenge were a dream! I put together a little collage of just a sampling of the entries submitted last month at the bottom of this post.

A couple weeks ago I took a poll in my Facebook community and the recipe selected for July was… No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie! By a long shot!

Click here to get the No Bake Chocolate Raspberry Pie Recipe

I would definitely recommend reading the recipe through completely before you step into the kitchen. There’s nothing difficult about the steps themselves, but there are a few different components that come together to make the pie. Be sure to give yourself at least 4 hours for the pie to freeze before you plan on serving!

By the way, next month’s challenge is going to include some really fun new features my team has been working on to make it even easier to participate AND to see everyone else’s entries! I can’t wait to reveal it to you, you’re going to love it.

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

Step 1: Make a No Bake Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Pie.

Step 2: Take a photo of your pie and share it before July 31st 11:59pm PT. You have TWO ways to share your photo to be eligible for the prize:


Upload your photo to your PUBLIC Instagram account and tag me @handletheheat AND use the hashtag #handletheheat

Facebook community

Share your photo inside my private Handle the Heat Facebook community. If you’re not already inside, click here to request access.. You must answer the questions to join. Please note that we approve everyone manually to ensure the community remains a fun and friendly place, so it may take several days for your request to be approved.

You can submit to one or the other, or to BOTH for two entries.


Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one $75 Amazon gift card! No purchase necessary.

This is open to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon, I will purchase a digital gift card from your country’s Amazon website and email it to you.

The winner 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 message the winner via the platform they posted the photo on (Facebook or Instagram). Winner must reply with account email address to receive gift card. If there’s no response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? Even if you live somewhere were raspberries aren’t in season, you can use frozen! See the recipe post for more info.

June Lemon Blueberry Cupcake Challenge

Here’s a peek at some of the entries from last month’s challenge. Many of you have never done a swirled frosting on cupcakes before and I was so impressed by your beautiful buttercream.

The winner of the June challenge will be selected this week. Good luck! xo

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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    happy wheels — August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    The cakes you make are delicious and attractive. I love this cake.

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