July Baking Challenge

fresh berries and whipped cream on a layer cake

JULY BAKING CHALLENGE

July 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Fresh Berry Cream Cake

This towering beauty features layers of fresh whipped cream and plenty of delicious berries! This is another Sally’s Baking Challenge recipe where you can let your creativity shine. Use your favorite layer cake recipe (even a 6 inch cake for a smaller version!) and decorate it with fresh whipped cream, berries, and any other garnishes you desire. We’re channeling the March 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge when we made Naked Cake, only this version uses whipped cream and is totally bare on the sides. Perfect for summertime.


GIVEAWAY

Everyone who participates in the July 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 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I challenged you to make homemade ice cream sandwiches this past month and you certainly showed up! I loved the excitement and was so thrilled to see many of you step outside of your comfort zones. The general feedback was that these were MUCH easier than anticipated and isn’t that what these challenges are all about? Testing your limits and realizing you’re completely capable of trying new recipes. Using this recipe, there were mint ice cream sandwiches, caramel, neapolitan, sea salted, black cherry chocolate, cookie dough, strawberry, sprinkle loaded… and MANY happy children. 🙂 What a fun challenge as we kick off summertime. I hope you make these many more times in the future, too!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Sarah:

“Ice cream sandwiched between 2 perfect brownies. Can it get better?! These are easy to make and taste absolutely amazing. My whole family absolutely loved them. My brother said “this is how all ice cream sandwiches should be!” Will be making again!”

We gathered as many brownie ice cream sandwich photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to help guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

collage of brownie ice cream sandwich images

Guess What?

For the first time ever, an alternative challenge recipe was randomly chosen from the giant list of entries! But since the main challenge recipe was our brownie ice cream sandwiches, let’s have TWO winners this month. 🙂

Winners are Nikki for her Lemon Pudding Cakes (the alternative challenge recipe) and Amy for her Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Both winners have been notified.

lemon pudding cakes baking challenge winner photo

brownie ice cream sandwich winner image

14 Comments

  1. Congrats to the winners! And that Berries & Cream Cake looks AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to try it! 😀

  2. I was wondering about the alternative challenge, how cool that somebody won with that and how cool that there are two winners this month, yay!

  3. I’m loving your challenges! Ah, these fun, versatile recipes <3 Congratulations to Nikki and Amy! I have but one question: can one make both challenge recipes for extra entries?

    1. Hilari @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Katerina, I’m so happy you’re loving our challenges! You can only enter once whether it’s the challenge or alternative recipe- I hope this helps and I hope you’ll participate this month!

      1. Understood 🙂 Thanks!

    2. Where can I find the alternate challenge for July 2020?

      1. Stephanie @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

        Hi Adway, The alternate challenge is any previous challenge or mini no bake cheesecakes. You can see how to enter and the alternative listed in the pink box below the recipe 🙂

  4. Congrats Nikki and Amy! Well done!

  5. Thank you Sally! 😀 I feel so famous with my brownie ice cream sandwiches on your page!

  6. Congratulations! Everyone did a great job. I saw some really nice brownies! There’s always next time 🙂

  7. That look fun!!
    Can’t wait for the next one!

  8. Christine Mai says:

    This challenge was so much fun to do!! Perfect for the 4th of July celebrations! ✨✨

  9. Thank you Sally for this amazing recipe! I loved the moist light and fluffy cake, and I am definitely using cream as frosting since it is not overly sweet. Everybody who ate this loved it too!! Totally one of my top 5 favorite cakes!!

  10. I love this months challenge. this is my go to cake. I sent in a poor photo of my last cake but I’m making another one asap. I loved printing out all of your white, naked and vanilla cake recipes and looking at the differences. it would be fun to read a post about how those are different in more detail. I tend to analyze recipes like this when I’m making something. ps. this has been my fav cake since a baby.

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