Welcome to our December 2023 JOC Cooking Challenge!
We’re entering winter, and this means it’s time for our quarterly Cooking Challenge. The last challenge was ‘Cook for Maui,’ where we made Hawaiian recipes for a good cause. This month, we’re going to bake something delicious, indulgent, and absolutely perfect for the holiday season.
This Month’s Recipe Challenge: Chocolate Gateau
Here comes the drumroll…The recipe for this challenge is Chocolate Gateau.
This is a sure-win crowd-pleaser for holiday parties and potlucks, or even as an edible gift! Don’t be intimidated by the strawberry decoration (it’s not difficult at all; tips are provided in the recipe). You can simply dust powdered sugar for a classic Gâteau au chocolat look!
Please take time to read the entire post and recipe first, before you head to the kitchen!
If you have any recipe questions at all, please leave them in the comment section of the recipe post. If it’s related to the cooking challenge rules, please leave your comment below. We’re ready to help!
This contest is open to everyone worldwide. We will randomly select 3 winners at the end of the challenge using random.org. Each winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
Everyone who has completed submission for the JOC Cooking Challenge is automatically entered into the prize draw.
Please note that we will NOT select winners based on the creations, but you need to make sure your submission meets the scope of the recipe.
How to Join the December 2023 JOC Cooking Challenge
- Recipe: Make Chocolate Gateau. Follow the recipe as closely as possible so your end product looks similar to mine.
- Send a picture: Send one picture of your final dish via email (email@example.com) before 12 pm PST on December 31, 2023. This counts as an automatic entry for your chance to win the prize (only one entry per person). We’d love to hear about your fun cooking moments, kitchen mishaps, or difficulties that you come across during the process.
- Bonus: If you leave a comment with an image of your final dish in the recipe post (NOT in this post), we will count your comment as another entry! Having a hard time uploading? Reduce the file size, and it should work. We understand it’s an additional step and we appreciate your feedback, which will help us and others who want to try the recipe!
- Share: Feel free to share your picture on social media using the #JOCcookingchallenge hashtag.
JOC Cooking Challenge December 2023 Winners
- Annie H
- Heather F
- Allison M
Congratulations! We contacted the winners via email.
Readers’ Recipe Submissions (62 Entries)
Past Cooking Challenge & Recipes
This is a quarterly online event on Just One Cookbook and we host the challenge in March, June, September, and December. We’d love for you to join us in each challenge! To receive the updates, be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.