Host vs. Judge vs. Doom Cake — Alton's Superstar Sabotage After-Show

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Host Alton Brown and Guest Judge Jet Tila with the Round 3 sabotage element Black and White Prep Station, as seen on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, Season 11.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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If Chef Rocco DiSpirito's struggle with this challenge was any indication, Alton Brown's black-and-white prep station, which demands identically mirrored, side-by-side cooking with both hands, is one doozy of a sabotage. The chef ultimately lost the Heat 3 battle of the Superstar Sabotage tournament to Chef Fabio Viviani on account of mismatched sweetness levels in his cake halves. But after Fabio claimed the crown, Alton and Jet Tila, the judge of the day, tried their hands at the same black-and-white workstation to see who could turn out the batter for Alton's evilicious Doom Cake recipe — which, the host admitted, "doesn't actually make cake, by the way" — in the least amount of time.

It didn't take Jet long to realize the demands of the challenge, especially as he encountered the second ingredient in Alton's cake: a mere 7 ounces, not a full 8-ounce cup, of milk. "You are so evil. I got to tell you," the judge told Alton. While both guys looked to creative shortcuts while working one-handed, when Alton took his turn at the sabotage, he managed to finish the recipe nearly a minute faster than Jet did, though the host admitted to the judge, "I think your batters are more consistent."

Click the play button on the video above to see what went down, and hear from the Heat 3 winner, Fabio.

Tune in to Round 4 of the Superstar Sabotage tournament Wednesday at 9|8c, and catch regular episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen every Sunday at 10|9c.

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