September Baking Challenge

cheese bread in loaf pan


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

This ultra soft bread is stuffed and twisted up with cheese. Wait until you see the swirls of cheese inside!


Everyone who participates in the September 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 emailย 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 August Baking Challenge

August 2019 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Vertical Layer Cake

Can you even believe that you made this skyscraper beauty of a cake? I thought we’d have a low participation rate in August because of the level of difficulty and August is a typical vacation month. Well. Judging by all these towering vertical cakes, I was clearly wrong! Your stunning cakes make mine look amateur. I love all your cakes!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Aubrey:

“This was my first challenge to participate in and I loved it! What a fun idea! The cake turned out great and was fun to assemble. It was the most uniform looking cake Iโ€™ve ever made. I felt so accomplished after I finished. Iโ€™m looking forward to the next challenge!”

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

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

collage of vertical cake images

Giveaway winner for August is Robin and she has been notified. ๐Ÿ™‚

vertical cake winner image


  1. Congratulations to Robin! Her cake looks very tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Rachel Claire says:

        Iโ€™m a bit confused, is the giveaway winner ( congratulations robin ) the winner of the baking challenge as well?

      2. Yes. The baking challenge is a giveaway each month and the winner for August is Robin!

  2. Can’t wait for this cheese bread! Looks so good…and so do all the vertical cakes – amazing job participaters and congrats Robin! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. All of the cakes are gorgeous!

  3. Congrats to everyone who participated in the vertical cake challenge! So impressive. Sally, I’ve been looking for a cheese bread recipe, so I am very excited to try it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

    1. I’m thrilled to share the cheese bread recipe tomorrow. It’s one of the best homemade breads I’ve ever made!

  4. Sweet! So many beautiful cakes in one place. Congratulations Robin! Looking forward to the cheese bread challenge.

    1. It’s a good one!

  5. Wow! There were so many beautiful cakes. It looked like it would have been very difficult to judge the best one. Congratulations Robin,

    1. It’s a random winner chosen, no judging the best! ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re ALL so great!

  6. So many beautiful cakes were made in this challenge! Congratulations Robin on your entry!

    1. All the cakes are gorgeous! I’m thrilled there were so many participants!

  7. Congrats to Robin and everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ all were amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. So many beautiful cakes!!

  8. Congratulations Robin and to all who participated!! Well, mine isn’t in there because it didn’t turn out so good. I am pretty sure that I over-mixed the batter and it looked like one Sally showed in her post of failures!! I should have added the flour mixture in 3 additions instead of 2. I kept mixing it because I kept finding pockets of flour. It tasted great, but it definitely wasn’t made for pictures!!!! I will try again soon. Cheese bread! Yes please!!

  9. Robin, that looks delicious! Congratulations.

  10. Already made this bread twice! It is delicious

    1. I’m so happy you love this recipe, Val!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I have just recently stumbled upon this blog and I absolutely adore it! I actually came across the sprinkled episodes on amazon while late night nursing my newborn! Turns out I have been using some of your recipes for years without even knowing it! Your story and passion have inspired me to keep bettering my knowledge of all baking techniques and grow as a baker. Thank you for giving me the confidence to do so! I canโ€™t wait to join in the monthly baking challenge!

    1. This is so sweet, Kira! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you participate in some upcoming baking challenges! ๐Ÿ™‚

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