I know everyone is anxious to get the January Baking Challenge underway. I can't blame you, I love a good challenge. Also, the people that participated in the December Baking Challenge would probably like to know who won the Amazon gift card.
I can't believe we've been doing these baking challenges since April of 2018. Best decision ever. I get so excited when I see that someone has taken the time to make one of my recipes and then posts a picture.
December was a rather busy month for all of us. I think a lot of people skipped the month since we only had two participate in making the Rainbow Cookies. I've grabbed the two photos from the Facebook Group where you can enter to challenge and created a collage of December’s Baking Challenge entries. Take a look!
These ladies managed to make my Rainbow Cookies better than I did! Great job you two!
Monthly Baking Challenge
For this month's recipe, I just picked out a recipe that caught my eye as I was scrolling through the recipe index. I don't really have any diet-friendly recipes otherwise I probably would have picked that one. I know there are loads of people looking to start the year out right by shedding a few pounds, but I just love making sugary recipes.
Enough with the jabbering. If you couldn't tell by the picture above, I picked the Mocha Layer Cake with Coffee Frosting. Here's the deal. If you don't want to make the ganache for the sides of the cake, you DON'T have to.
I randomly selected a winner from random.org and will post a little short video in the Facebook group. Christina Carrasco is the winner. She will receive the $50 Amazon gift card! I’ll be notifying her in the Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt VIP group just in case she doesn't see it in the email.
You can view the previous baking challenges here.
January Baking Challenge
Challenge: Mocha Layer Cake with Coffee Frosting
How to Participate:
1. Create the mocha layer cake recipe linked above.
2. Snap a photo of it.
3. Share your photo in the Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt group with the hashtag #bakingchallenge by January 31st at 11:59 PST. You’ll have to request to join the group if you haven’t already.
4. (OPTIONAL) Click this link and then comment and honestly rate the recipe for me by scrolling to the bottom of the post.
The prize is one $50 Amazon gift card. No purchase necessary. This prize is open to everyone. The winner will receive a digital Amazon gift card code to enter into their Amazon account.
I may share the photos with my audience. If you’re not okay with this, please don’t enter.