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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 (1103)

  1. Sherri F posted 04/09/2012

    Those rice krispie treats look yummy!

  2. Melanie posted 04/09/2012

    I LOVE cooking with chocolate! I LOVE baking, period!

  3. jaymi couch posted 04/09/2012

    Overnight French Toast Casserole!

  4. Merina posted 04/09/2012

    oreo cookie, chocolate pudding pie—with whipped cream

  5. Mikey Horwath Jr posted 04/09/2012

    i am going to so try the Peanut Butter Rice Crispies,, my mouth is all a flutter

  6. M.L. posted 04/09/2012

    For the kids, we did cake pops, which didn't turn out so bad. For the adults, we made something called a Hawaiian Wedding Cake, but we made them in cupcake form. We also made Molten Lava Cupcakes for the adults. All were hits to everyone who stopped by for Dessert!

  7. Kara posted 04/09/2012

    Strawberry muffins.

  8. Sharon Tully posted 04/09/2012

    Pineapple upside down cake with cherries pineapples and mango chunks

  9. alice posted 04/09/2012

    Cup cakes with pastel frosting!

  10. Jennifer posted 04/09/2012

    I am planning to make cake pops. My friend made them and they were so good! I think I will also try the rice krispy recipe shared above.

  11. Lauren M posted 04/09/2012

    carrot cake!

  12. valuptuousvittles posted 04/09/2012

    Lemon Truffle Pie….time consuming but definitely worth every minute!!

  13. Teresa Gilliam posted 04/09/2012

    The absolute BEST Lemon Supreme Cheesecake!

  14. Sandy posted 04/09/2012

    Apple tarts

  15. Jamie posted 04/09/2012

    Lemon Cupcakes with a tart lemon filling and white chocolate, cream cheese frosting!!!

  16. Dina posted 04/09/2012

    Strawberry lemonade muffins!

  17. Joyce posted 04/09/2012

    Monkey Bread

  18. Shelley W posted 04/09/2012

    mixed berry crumbles

  19. Andrea Zenner posted 04/09/2012

    Lemon cupcakes! Lemon cake, lemon curd filling and lemon buttercream! YUM!

  20. maria lugo posted 04/09/2012

    Boston Cream Cake… Yummie!!

  21. Cindy posted 04/09/2012

    What kid doesn't LOVE Rice Crispy Treats with something that suprises them.

  22. Karlene posted 04/09/2012

    The Kitchen Sink Carrot Cake looks amazing!!

  23. Kate E posted 04/09/2012

    Berry shortcake with a lemon whipped cream.

  24. Pam posted 04/09/2012

    I will be making pudding cake.

  25. Colette posted 04/09/2012

    My family LOVES a carrot ginger cake recipe with pineapple and macadamia nuts plus I'll be making lemon poppyseed tarts.

  26. Allie posted 04/09/2012

    I am so excited about the possibility of winning Joy's cookbook! The springtime dessert that I am planning to make soon is a berry tart.

  27. Erin posted 04/09/2012

    Springtime is my favorite time for desserts because of the abundance of fresh fruit! I'll be making a fresh strawberry cake sometime this week, made from scratch with a strawberry syrup mixed into the batter, in celebration of springtime!

  28. Sarah R posted 04/09/2012

    It's not really "springy" per se, but I'm making a black forest cake for my boyfriend's birthday!

  29. zoë posted 04/09/2012

    some cute little cups of delicious, cold chocolate mousse.

  30. Rasputina posted 04/09/2012

    Rainbow Cake…A 6 layer cake with vanilla frosting. Each layer a different color.

  31. Ciara posted 04/09/2012

    strawberry shortcake :)

  32. JoAnn posted 04/09/2012

    Red Velvet cupcakes!

  33. Terese Wells posted 04/09/2012

    Apricot Brandy Pound Cake! Yum!

  34. Rachel - DeMaCuisine posted 04/09/2012

    I just made my favorite springtime dessert over Easter weekend – Paska – a tradition in my family. I can't wait to try many of the recipes in Joy's book, specifically her Zucchini Cream Cheese Pound Cake! I already own it, and am entering so I could give a copy to my Mom or brother, who also love to cook!

  35. Karly W posted 04/09/2012

    Fresh fruit smoothies!

  36. sofie t. posted 04/09/2012

    the browned butter rice krispies sound great!

  37. Kelli posted 04/09/2012

    Fresh strawberry cupcakes!!!!

  38. Beth posted 04/09/2012

    My grandmother hot milk sponge cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream

  39. Eileen posted 04/09/2012

    I'm baking a Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake w/ Macaroon Filling w/ Vanilla Glaze Drizzled on Top. Delicious – Just like a coconut cream chocolate Easter egg.

  40. Kendrah posted 04/10/2012

    Lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting!

  41. Val posted 04/10/2012

    These rice crispy treats sound so good!! I would really love to successfully make a apple pie. The ones I have made in the past have not turned out to well.

  42. Mimi posted 04/10/2012

    Strawberry Cupcakes!

  43. Hope posted 04/10/2012

    Hummingbird Cake!

  44. Emma posted 04/10/2012

    Chickadee Vanilla Cake Pops!!!

  45. andrea d posted 04/10/2012

    orange cream sherbet :)

  46. Tori W. posted 04/10/2012

    Definately Strawberry and Rhubarb Crisp with some homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and fresh strawberries!

  47. snoozinchat posted 04/10/2012

    sugar cookies!

    Cat

  48. Stephanie Vining posted 04/10/2012

    Lemon Meringue pie

  49. Rebecca Vining posted 04/10/2012

    Apple pie

  50. Michael Vining posted 04/10/2012

    Blueberry pie

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