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Cookbook Giveaway: Joy the Baker Cookbook

Joy the Baker adds pineapple, coconut, nuts and more to her Kitchen Sink Carrot Cake, and then bakes it in a Bundt cake pan and tops with thick cream cheese frosting to make a celebratory dessert.

Get ready to make an instant best friend: Joy the Baker, aka Joy Wilson, is a chatty, sassy pancake-lover, blogger and self-taught baker who’s sure to charm you with her girl talk and sweet recipe combo. Visit her blog for a fun coffee-break read (be prepared to crave cake afterward) and check out her new cookbook, Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.

Joy’s lighthearted, unpretentious approach to baking shines through in her cookbook. It’s hard not to love chapter titles like: “pancakes pancakes pancakes, and other lesser breakfast items”; “i need a hug or a brownie. maybe both.”; and “i think i just ate chocolate for dinner.” Her treats are perfect for sharing with family and friends and, of course, for spring holiday celebrations like Easter and Mother’s Day.

We’re featuring a celebration cake and a travel-friendly treat for Easter weekend. Try these recipes from the Joy the Baker Cookbook today:
Kitchen Sink Carrot Cake
Browned Butter Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats

"Butter is good; browned butter is better," says Joy. Browned Butter Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats make great take-along sweets for any get-together.

We’re giving away one copy of the Joy the Baker Cookbook to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us what springtime sweet treat you’re baking up.

So, tell us, what springtime dessert are planning on baking soon?

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re the winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 1:30 p.m. ET on April 5 and 5:00 p.m. ET on April 10. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $19.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

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Comments (1140)

  1. Maria Malaveci posted 04/05/2012

    Tres Leche Cake….Yummy!

  2. Courtney Smotherman posted 04/05/2012

    Orange-almond bundt cake

  3. Ann posted 04/05/2012

    Love rice Krispy treats of any kind!

  4. Sharon Lippert posted 04/05/2012

    I am attempting the new styled "Cupcake pops on a stick" everything tastes better when it's on a stick.

  5. Pam posted 04/05/2012

    Banana Bread, sugar cookies and an Easter Bunny Cake

  6. Sharon Lippert posted 04/05/2012

    I am attempting the new craze "cupcake pops on a stick" everything tastes better when it's on a stick.

  7. Sharon Lippert posted 04/05/2012

    Sorry, new at this, didn't mean to post twice. Hoppy Easter.

  8. Raena posted 04/05/2012

    Coconut cake!!

  9. amy marantino posted 04/05/2012

    M&M cookies. not very springy, but i love them.

  10. Adrienne posted 04/05/2012

    I'm planning on making strawberry and mint popsicles!

  11. Molly O'Donnell posted 04/05/2012

    I'm making lemon bars for Easter !!

  12. JulianneRM posted 04/05/2012

    I'm making a chocolate banana cream pie for Easter :)

  13. Alli posted 04/05/2012

    I am planning to make blueberry pound cake with my niece!

  14. Kokie posted 04/05/2012

    I'm going to make some chocolate chip banana muffins. They're not "dessert " pre say, but they're awesome. And addicting. And breakfast! (I love sweet things for breakfast!)

  15. Patricia Crowley posted 04/06/2012

    egg shaped sugar cookie cut outs!

  16. JoAnn posted 04/06/2012

    Apricot pie is a recipe I've been meaning to make for a while and you have to wait for the right season.

  17. actorsdiet posted 04/06/2012

    i'd love to have joy's book – i'm baking challenged, but something i'd like to make next will involve toffee…

  18. Taylor posted 04/06/2012

    Meyer lemon tart with fresh blueberries!

  19. Krîsten posted 04/06/2012

    Ohhhh tres leches is a favorite!

  20. bpal posted 04/06/2012

    Meyer lemon tart!

  21. cjnola posted 04/06/2012

    pastel rainbow bundt cake!

  22. hon h posted 04/06/2012

    Lemon pound cake

  23. lazizabites posted 04/06/2012

    I make a delicious mango mousse, layered w/ pound cake – light and refreshing!

  24. Sarah B posted 04/06/2012

    Rhubarb crisp!

  25. cookcanread posted 04/06/2012

    pineapple cake with coconut frosting

  26. Sheila F posted 04/06/2012

    Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting! Mmmmm…..!!!!!

  27. Renuka posted 04/06/2012

    German Chocolate cupcakes!

  28. Veronica posted 04/06/2012

    My grandmother's Honey Cake with layers of cream made from caramelized sweetened condensed milk.

  29. Jason posted 04/06/2012

    springtime cupcakes

  30. Julie McDonough posted 04/06/2012

    coconut cake with boiled icing and sprinkled with toasted coconut. My mother's recipe…Yum!

  31. Jessica posted 04/06/2012

    Lemon curd trifle with fresh berries. Springtime deliciousness!

  32. Nandan posted 04/06/2012

    coconut and cardamom krispies

  33. Todd posted 04/06/2012

    hummingbird cake!

  34. Kristin posted 04/06/2012

    I'm making Ricotta Pie!

  35. Kathryn Obremski posted 04/06/2012

    Incredible Carrot Cake

  36. Carol Headrick posted 04/06/2012

    Carrot Cake!! YUMMMM!!

  37. Andrea Simas Alora posted 04/06/2012

    I'm making Portuguese sweet bread in honor of my grandfather for Easter. He made the best, but unfortunately took the recipe w/ him when he passed away. I've gotten close a few times, but never quite good enough.

  38. Flatlander posted 04/06/2012

    Rum Rasin Pie

  39. Susan posted 04/06/2012

    Flour less chocolate cake…

  40. Tracy E. posted 04/06/2012

    Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

  41. debra posted 04/06/2012

    U am plainling on makeing a vanilla wafers and Banana pudding with bananas in it……. TUMMMY

  42. Catherine George posted 04/06/2012

    I'm attempting a lemonade cheesecake tart.

  43. Sara posted 04/06/2012

    Rhubarb crisp!

  44. Karen Blair posted 04/06/2012

    Blueberry Cheesecake

  45. Angel Gatson posted 04/06/2012

    I'm pulling out my Easter cookie cut outs to bake and decorate sugar cookies.

  46. Colleen Gibbs posted 04/06/2012

    Coconut Cake!!

  47. Diana Collins Carter posted 04/06/2012

    Yum………the goodies look amazing and delicious!!

  48. Gail posted 04/06/2012

    Red velvet cake. It's not just for Springtime, it's for anything!
    It's my favorite!

  49. Melody R. Frye posted 04/06/2012

    I love to bake!

  50. Molly M posted 04/06/2012

    Pound cake with pistachios and chocolate chips

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