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.

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


October 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Caramel Apples

We’re making homemade caramel apples with real caramel– fun to make, serve, decorate, and eat!


Everyone who participates in the October 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!

homemade caramel apples on a wood slice cake stand

Let’s Review the September Baking Challenge

September 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Cheese Bread

You did it! You made bread! For many readers, this was the first time ever baking homemade bread. And I hope you’re incredibly proud of yourself. This cheese bread is one of the best breads I’ve ever had, homemade or not, so if you haven’t tried it yet– do it now!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Kara:

“I’m not going to lie, this month’s baking challenge was an intimidating one for me! I’ve never made my own bread, but OMG was this cheese bread good! Thank you Sally for continuing to give us these fun challenges each month, they are helping me to become a more and more confident home baker!”

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

Giveaway winner for September is Kathy and she has been notified. 🙂

cheese bread winner image

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. My mouth is watering looking at all that delicious cheese bread…..amazing job all participants this month, and congratulations Kathy!!! I was looking at one of you earliest Baking Challenges in 2017, Sally, and it is amazing how much your blog has grown even since then – the effort you put into this blog (and we don’t see the half of it!) is incredible and your blog shows it…..thank you Sally!!! Letting you know we as your followers appreciate all you do as you help us become more confident in the kitchen!❤

  2. Wow Sally!
    I’ve been following your blogs since before your first cookbook, back in your old kitchen. I can’t believe how much it’s grown! You should be so proud of all your accomplishments. I love trying your recipes and waiting to see what comes next. My homemade vanilla is going to be ready just in time for Christmas! Best wishes for a continued success!

  3. Will there be an alternative to the caramel apple for the October challenge? Perhaps something baked?

  4. I cannot wait to make these and see how they taste I love caramel apples but never like store bought ones as much as homemade caramel apples….

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