September 2021 Baking Challenge

Classic New York Style Cheesecake

September 2021 Baking Challenge Details

  1. Check out the recipe: Each month, I will publish a new challenge recipe on the first of the month. See September’s recipe below.
  2. Bake the recipe following the step-by-step recipe tutorial during the month of the challenge.
  3. Take a photo of your baked treat and send it in an email to me ([email protected]) to be entered into the challenge. This is required to win a prize.
  4. (Optional) Leave a comment or recipe review on the challenge recipe page for a bonus entry.

September Recipe

September’s Baking Challenge Recipe is New York Style Cheesecake. This baked cheesecake is deliciously rich with a dense, smooth, and creamy consistency. The addition of sour cream gives this cheesecake a slight tangy flavor, which pairs well with tons of toppings like berries, Nutella whipped cream, roasted apples with caramel drizzle, and so many more. If you have never liked baked cheesecakes, give this one a try. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard someone say they don’t like baked cheesecake and then taste this recipe and fall in love.

Make this recipe your own by modifying the toppings and the decorations, or just stick to the original. Either way, this recipe you will keep coming back to.

Rave Reviews:

Don’t just take my word on how fantastic this recipe is. Below are a just a few of the reviews left from people who have made this recipe. It’s definitely a winner!

Eric says, “This is my go-to recipe for making cheesecakes. I have made four and each one leaves the crowd begging for more!”

Madhulika says, “I made this cake today and it came out beautiful. Tomorrow will be serving to the birthday girl. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe.”

Michelle says, “This cheesecake was excellent. Worth the wait. My husband loved it and asked me to make another one ASAP.”

Em (from Pinterest) says, “Perfect cheesecake! No cracks … follow the recipe and it will come out amazing.”

De’Bree (from Pinterest) says, “This came out really good and easy to make. I made it for a customer he loved it said it was off the hook!”

Patti (from Pinterest) says, “Best cheesecake recipe I’ve found. Easy and delicious. I get lots of requests for this now.”

Alternative Baking Challenge

Don’t like cheesecake? That’s ok. You can still participate in the Baking Challenge by choosing any other recipe from Windy City Baker. I have recipes on my site for bakers of all levels. Regardless of the recipe you choose, you will still be qualified to win the prizes by following the challenge requirements (i.e., taking a photo and sending it to me in an email).

Prizes for September 2021 Baking Challenge

Email a picture of this month’s challenge recipe by the end of the day on September 31st to be entered to win. The winners will be selected at random and posted in the October Baking Challenge blog post. This month’s prizes are below:

  1. $50 Amazon Gift Card
  2. One free Emabkify course (a $30 value). Embakify is Windy City Baker’s baking academy with live and recorded courses.

August’s Winner

August’s Baking Challenge was for Shortbread Cookies.

This month’s winner is Julie. Congratulations and thank you for participating!

September 2021 Baking Challenge FAQ

How does the Baking Challenge Work?

At the beginning of every month, I will publish a Baking Challenge recipe and a separate post with the new challenge instructions and an announcement of the winner from the previous month.

To enter the challenge, make the recipe at any point during the month and then share a photo of your bake with me via email. I will post your pictures on my blog to show off your amazing accomplishments.

At the end of the month, I will randomly select winners for the available prizes.

How do I Enter the Baking Challenge?

After making the recipe, take a photo of your bake and share it with me via email at [email protected] This is required to be entered into the challenge.

For a bonus entry, leave a comment or review on the challenge recipe.

I Don’t Live in the USA. Can I participate?

Anyone can participate.

How is the Winner Chosen?

I will keep track of the entries and will randomly select 1 winner per prize at the end of the month. Don’t worry about taking the perfect photo. This is a baking challenge (not a photography challenge).

When is the Winner Announced?

The Baking Challenge winner will be announced on the 1st of the month following the challenge (e.g., the September Baking Challenge winner will be announced on October 1st) and will be sent an email.

The winner must reply within 2 business days or a new winner will be chosen.

Is Participating in the Baking Challenge Required?

No. Participation is completely voluntary.

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