July Baking Challenge (30th Baking Challenge!)

row of individual no bake cheesecake jars


July 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: No-Bake Cheesecake Jars

Let’s have fun and get creative this month! We’ll combine graham cracker crumbs with a light & creamy no-bake cheesecake filling. Serve it parfait style with your favorite toppings and garnishes. I provide many flavor options! Think no-bake cheesecake, but quicker and individually portioned. 🙂


Everyone who participates in the July Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the June Baking Challenge

June 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Angel Food Cake

Talk about a slice of heaven! Every month I tell you that I’m blown away at the participation in the baking challenges, but June’s participation REALLY warmed my heart. I expected the participation to be on the lower side since it’s a more challenging recipe, but you totally proved me wrong. You’re all pushing yourselves and trying something totally new and unique whether it’s challenging, moderate, or easy. Thank you for making these challenges so fun and successful. They would be nothing without you!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Kaitlin:

“I am a new baker, so this recipe was a challenge for me. However, the video helped a ton, and I was able to come up with a finished product that I was proud of. It tastes amazing, and it was something I had never thought of making, so it helped bring me out of my comfort zone, which I loved. Thanks Sally!”

We gathered as many angel food cake photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

collage of angel food cake images

Giveaway winner for June is Christine and she has been notified. 🙂

angel food cake winner image


  1. Charlotte Moore says:

    There are some tall angel food cakes. They look delicious.

  2. Yay! I love making no-bake cheesecakes in a jar! So much fun, and super easy, too 🙂 I really want to join the baking challenge this month! It looks like so much fun. Hopefully I will!

  3. And also, wow! Thirty baking challenges! Give yourself a pat on the back, Sally! You put so much effort and love into this monthly tradition, and it really pays of!:)

  4. Wow Sally! 30 challenges is quite the record! You put so much effort into doing what you love and sharing it on your amazing blog 🙂 Every time I need a recipe, whether it be the most extravagant layered cake or a simple chocolate chip cookie, I turn to Sally’s baking addiction! Thank you again for all your hard work Sally! And by the way, those cheesecakes look superb!

    1. I entered in this challenge and I really hope I win. That would be amazing! It’s my first ever entry in one of your baking challenges. If I do win, I will be stocking up on all those baking pans, ingredients, and utensils that I really need 🙂 Then maybe I can enter more challenges. I wish to own a bakery when I’m older, and you and your blog inspired me. Thank you so much Sally!

  5. SWEET! So excited to try this challenge and perfect when I am trying no to use the oven during another hot spell. As always, thank you Sally!

  6. Geanie Crampton says:

    Looking forward to this cheesecake in a jar challenge. I’m thinking a July 4th dessert coming up!! Going to group gathering, this will for sure be the dessert I’ll be bringing. Can’t wait!

  7. Can’t wait for the challenge. I have some leftover salted caramel which i might liberally use here

  8. WOW WOW WOW! Those Angel Food Cakes from the June Challenge are ALL Gorgeous! I could kick myself not knowing about this monthly baking challenge Sally. I love to bake and want to start right now to join in the fun. I’m signing up ASAP. Sooo looking forward to this. Thankyou for doing this. And for 30 challenges. That is just mind blowing for sure!! Congratulations on a job well done….over and over and over. Absolutely Amaising!

  9. Melissa Nolan says:

    July was my first baking challenge. I LOVED the concept of putting the no bake cheesecakes in canning jars. I had so much fun picking out the jars and making the cheese cakes. What a pretty display for such a great summer dessert. I tried the strawberry compote & can’t wait to try other toppings. This was a hit with my family.

    1. So happy to read this, Melissa! Thank you so much for participating this month. This was definitely a FUN recipe for the summertime!

  10. Angela Chapman says:

    I just finished the monthly challenge cheesecake jars, making the chocolate ganache and strawberry sauce; cheesecake batter came together perfectly and what I tasted on the spoon was delicious! Can’t wait to try them tonight on the deck!

  11. These were a snap to make!
    Very easy and delicious. I made your chocolate ganache and whipped it. I also made some homemade whipped cream (also your recipe) and everything turned out perfect!

    1. I’m thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, Maria! Your toppings sound incredible 🙂

  12. This was my first baking challenge and I loved it. I followed the no bake cheesecake as the recipe stated however I mixed it up using ginger snaps as my crust & garnished mine with a mix of cinnamon peach & apple! Like a peach cobbler cheesecake! Loved it!

    1. I’m so happy you completed your first baking challenge! YAY! Your flavors and toppings sound incredible, Kia- thanks for participating!

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