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: 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.

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June 2017 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake

We’re kicking off summer with a super fun, layered no-bake treat! This isn’t really a *challenging* recipe but the challenge is this: have you ever made icebox cake before? Yes? No? Maybe? It’s unique, for sure.


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!

slices of blueberry lemon icebox cake on silver plates
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Let’s Review the May Baking Challenge

May 2017 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Cake Roll

We cake rolled our way through May– challenging ourselves with a sponge-style cake roll. We haven’t explored cake rolls very much on my website, nor have we ever discussed sponge cake. I wanted to combine both to really give you something unique to try out in May. The result? Your inspiring pieces of cake art! Browsing through your photos, I see dozens of this rolled beauty. Some with whipped cream or piped roses on top, others with sliced strawberries– all swirly twirly perfection. This is one of the most beautiful desserts I’ve ever created and I’m so happy to see that many of you tried this recipe, too.

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Francisca:

“I’ve never made a cake roll before, it was a great challenge! Thank you so much for your recipe, it worked really well. I loved the idea of adding the strawberry powder to the filling. It gives a really nice strawberry flavor.”

We gathered as many strawberries ‘n’ cream cake roll photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

PS: Did you try the strawberries ‘n’ cream cake roll? What did you think?

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Can’t wait for this recipe! Perfect timing – my boyfriend’s birthday is Friday, and blueberry and lemon flavor are his favorite. Can’t wait to start doing this challenge!

  2. I am so excited for June’s baking challenge! I’ve always wanted to try an icebox cake! Love the cherries!

  3. Thank you Sally for these beautiful desserts and for the dessert of the month idea. You are inspirational and make us home cooks feel like we can really accomplish something special. Thank you!

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