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March 2021 Baking Challenge

Recipe By Handle the Heat
March 1st, 2021

Announcing the official recipe for the February 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 March 2021 Baking Challenge!

Last month we made Chocolate Cupcakes. It was another CRAZY popular month!

So many of you said you’ll no longer use box mixes, or that you used to hate cupcakes/frosting but now you LOVE them. I can’t even tell you how happy that makes me!

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 am incredibly excited to share what we’ll be baking for this month’s challenge.

Get your muffin tins ready, because the March Baking Challenge recipe selection is…


assortment of easy customizable ultimate muffins on a baking tray

This Ultimate Muffin recipe is THE master muffin base that is perfectly flavorful, tender, and moist. The flavor and add-in options are limitless!

Want to achieve beautiful muffins that look like they belong on the shelf of a fancy bakery? Make sure to check out my article for How to Bake TALL Bakery Style Muffins.

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make a batch of my Ultimate Muffinswith any flavor or topping variations you want!

Step 2: Take a photo of your muffins and share it before March 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.

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 Humane Society.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? I can’t wait to see your muffins!

Tessa Arias

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  1. #
    Donna — March 6, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Where do you view the other entries?

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    Sarah — March 10, 2021 at 3:03 am

    The challenge won’t let me post a picture! Is there a problem with the website?

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      Handle the Heat — March 10, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Can you reach out to They’ll be able to help you submit your entry!

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    Sarika singh — April 11, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Is the march baking challenge winner announced?
    Can’t see the names anywhere.

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