June Baking Challenge

brownie baked alaska on a white cake stand


June 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Brownie Baked Alaska

As the temperatures heat up, cool down with homemade baked Alaska– made with a brownie base and creamy marshmallow meringue topping. I approached baked Alaska in a completely unconventional way, preparing both a large brownie baked Alaska for a big group and mini brownie baked Alaskas for a smaller setting. 


Everyone who participates in the June 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 May Baking Challenge

May 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Classic Cheesecake

This month, I provided you with a classic cheesecake recipe but put the creativity in YOUR hands. You filled, garnished, and served cheesecake many different ways and I’m floored with your presentations. Oh my gosh the flavors– key lime cheesecake, white chocolate blueberry cheesecake, mint Oreo cheesecake, salted caramel turtle cheesecake, raspberry lime cheesecake, and so many more! My mind is racing with which one I’ll try first.

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Dana:

“I made it and it was great! No cracking, no soggy crust! The only challenge was keeping my family away from it until it cooled!”

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

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

collage of cheesecake images

Giveaway winner for May is Jessie and she’s been notified. 🙂

image of may baking challenge winner


  1. twosugarbugs says:

    Another fun challenge to come! I worked on cruise ships in college and right out of college. This dessert will always remind me of those memories. Looking forward to creating my own!

  2. Congrats Jessie! Loved the cheesecake!!

  3. Congrats, Jessie! This was the first baking challenge I completed and I can’t wait to try more. SBA is such a fun and supportive group!

  4. omg I am so excited about this month’s baking challenge! I have always wanted to make baked Alaska and this is the perfect reason to finally try it!

  5. Tracie Williams says:

    I am so excited for this challenge, I already know I’m doing the individual ones , then I can do a variety of flavours so much fun

  6. This is going to be a real challenge! I’m SO excited!

  7. My mom has made quite a few baked Alaskas, so now it’s my turn to try it out!! 🙂 so excited! Thanks, Sally!

  8. Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite says:

    I made the classic cheesecake…darn forgot to post a picture! It was a HUGE hit with my family 🙂 I’m obsessed with anything brownie…super excited for tomorrow! 🙂

  9. Christine Maher says:

    I have always wanted to try baked alaska, but was to scared. Now I can’t wait.
    Thanks Sally

  10. Just found your challenge and I accept. I plan on making this months desert for my Stepdads birthday. He is the chef in the family and we never get to cook for him normally. Fathers day and his birthday is the exceptions. I will post as soon as I create. #stoked

  11. Mackenzie s. says:

    Hi sally, So I didn’t see the part about the challenge ending on the 29th and I am in the process of making the baked alaska right now ( today is the 30th) is there any way I could still send in my picture when I am done?? sorry!

    1. Absolutely! You can email it to me at [email protected]

  12. Mackenzie s. says:

    Ok! Thanks so much Sally! 🙂

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