March Baking Challenge

march baking challenge recipe

How was your weekend? We celebrated Franklin’s 1st birthday and I caught up on some manuscript writing. I also photographed some new cookbook recipes. If you have Instagram, go take a peek. But let’s chat about the monthly baking challenge!!

Sally's Baking Challenge Logo FINAL

Coming Wednesday, March 1st: March’s baking challenge recipe! But first… let’s recap what the baking challenge is just in case you’re just joining us. Then we can dive into February’s baking challenge and finally, what’s coming ahead in March.

What is the Baking Challenge?

  • On the 1st of every month, I will post a new recipe complete with a quick how-to video, plenty of tips, tricks, and photos.
  • I want you to bake the recipe yourself during that month! Come back and tell me how it went.
  • If you’d like, share your photos throughout the month using #sallysbakingchallenge on Instagram or email me, tweet me, or upload a photo of your recipe to my Facebook page. I want you all involved!
  • If you don’t like a particular flavor in that month’s recipe, there will be an alternate Monthly Baking Challenge recipe.

Let’s Recap February

Recipe: Chocolate Lava Cakes

February’s baking challenge was chocolate lava cakes– and it was the first month I tested this baking challenge out. And I was blown away by your response! So many of you felt a monthly baking challenge was exactly what you needed to get out of a winter slump, get creative in the kitchen, and challenge yourself. Reading your comments and excitement meant the world to me and motivated me to brainstorm each monthly baking challenge recipe for the remainder of the year. Check out all the photos using #sallysbakingchallenge hashtag on Instagram! Plus, here are even more of your beautiful works of lava cake art:

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Thank you, thank you, a million times thank you!

March Baking Challenge

The March recipe is pictured at the top of this post! We’re diving deep (and I mean deep dish) into chocolate pie. This layered beauty is shockingly simple to make, though there are a couple careful steps I’ll teach you about. There will also be a video to guide you along. You won’t need anything special, just an electric mixer and a pie dish. Come back on Wednesday for the recipe, step-by-step pictures, video, and the alternate March recipe if chocolate pie isn’t your thing. For anyone super antsy, the recipe will be published Wednesday at 12am EST. So, 9pm tomorrow night if you’re on the west coast!!

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PS: Did you try the lava cakes? What did you think?


  1. Hi, I just posted the lava cake on instagram, it turned out to be so easy and delisious, can’t wait for the next challenge!!

  2. Hi Sally, for some reason my post on your baking challenge fell off…but I just re-posted it! Looking forward to the next one!

  3. Sally, the monthly baking challenge is brilliant! Thank you! I tried the lava cakes (having made them once before) for a Valentine’s Day treat and my Hubs loved them! It was perfectly special for love day. Unfortunately in our chocolate madness we forgot to take a pic. Oh well, better luck next month! Looking forward to the March baking challenge!

    1. That’s ok you didn’t snap a picture! Maybe for this month’s challenge instead. 🙂 Here it is if you haven’t seen it yet!

  4. My 9-year-old daughter made the chocolate lava cakes for the family as a Valentine’s treat. She had so much fun baking them and we enjoyed eating them. We are looking forward to the next challenge!

  5. Really enjoyed making the chocolate lava cakes! I will try it again another day when I am not racing to get finished before bedtime for my 3 year old. But I must say even rushing they turned out really well. I left one in the ramekin and reheated it the next night as a special treat – just as enjoyable on night two! Heading over to check out the March challenge now.

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