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Season 1, Episode 1

Cupcake Caliente

Pro and amateur bakers battle using hot peppers to create spicy cupcakes. Judges Lorraine Pascale and Damaris Phillips join baking maestro and host, Buddy Valastro, in sifting out the bakers from the fakers. Round two is an education in competition, as school snacks must be used in the winning dish.

Sunday
Jan 29
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Say Cheese

Pro and amateur bakers must cobble together a gooey treat by using cheese in fruit cobblers. In round two, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Paulette Goto and host Buddy Valastro find the challenge is twice as nice when rice must be used to find the sweet spot in the winning dish.

Wednesday
Feb 15
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Cupcake Caliente

Pro and amateur bakers battle using hot peppers to create spicy cupcakes. Judges Lorraine Pascale and Damaris Phillips join baking maestro and host, Buddy Valastro, in sifting out the bakers from the fakers. Round two is an education in competition, as school snacks must be used in the winning dish.

Wednesday
Feb 15
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

Brownie Points

The bakers square off and attempt to win over host Buddy Valastro and judges Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young, as classic brownies must be combined with aromatic ginger. Then, will the pros or the amateurs crack under pressure in round two, when the surprise ingredient of crackers must be used in delectable desserts?

Wednesday
Feb 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hard Candy Land

The proof is in the pudding for host Buddy Valastro and judges Damaris Phillips and Natalie Sideserf! Pro and amateur bakers alike make hard choices when bread pudding must be infused with hard candies. Then, contestants try not to get boxed-in, as breakfast cereal must be re-purposed into dessert delicacies.

Thursday
Feb 23
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 3

Say Cheese

Pro and amateur bakers must cobble together a gooey treat by using cheese in fruit cobblers. In round two, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Paulette Goto and host Buddy Valastro find the challenge is twice as nice when rice must be used to find the sweet spot in the winning dish.

Sunday
Feb 26
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 4

Smart Cookies

Bakers and fakers pour their hearts out as the sudsy surprise ingredient of beer must be used in their chocolate chip cookie creations. Then, contestants attempt to make "scents" of their dishes in round two, as fresh herbs must be utilized. Host Buddy Valastro is joined by judges Damaris Phillips and Zac Young, who will choose a winner to take home the green.

Thursday
Mar 2
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 3

Say Cheese

Pro and amateur bakers must cobble together a gooey treat by using cheese in fruit cobblers. In round two, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Paulette Goto and host Buddy Valastro find the challenge is twice as nice when rice must be used to find the sweet spot in the winning dish.

Wednesday
Mar 8
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 7

Doughnut Dilemma

Pro and amateur bakers face a deep-fried dilemma as the mighty doughnut must be rolled up with the crunchy surprise ingredient of potato chips. Host Buddy Valastro and judges Damiano Carrara and Zac Young get cultured in round two, as yogurt must be smoothed into the winning dessert.

Thursday
Mar 9
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 8

Marshmallow Meltdown

Good ideas pop up as a cheesecake battle challenges bakers and fakers to augment their desserts with the surprise ingredient of popcorn. Then, host Buddy Valastro and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Daphne Oz must find a winner when marshmallows create sticky situations for the remaining bakers.

Thursday
Mar 16
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 7

Doughnut Dilemma

Pro and amateur bakers face a deep-fried dilemma as the mighty doughnut must be rolled up with the crunchy surprise ingredient of potato chips. Host Buddy Valastro and judges Damiano Carrara and Zac Young get cultured in round two, as yogurt must be smoothed into the winning dessert.

Sunday
Mar 19
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hard Candy Land

The proof is in the pudding for host Buddy Valastro and judges Damaris Phillips and Natalie Sideserf! Pro and amateur bakers alike make hard choices when bread pudding must be infused with hard candies. Then, contestants try not to get boxed-in, as breakfast cereal must be re-purposed into dessert delicacies.

Thursday
Mar 23
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Brownie Points

The bakers square off and attempt to win over host Buddy Valastro and judges Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young, as classic brownies must be combined with aromatic ginger. Then, will the pros or the amateurs crack under pressure in round two, when the surprise ingredient of crackers must be used in delectable desserts?

Wednesday
May 24
3pm | 2c

About the Host

Lorraine Pascale

A highly successful fashion model in the '90s, Lorraine Pascale fronted campaigns for brands including Versace, Donna Karan, Katharine Hamnett and The Gap. The first British black model on the cover of American Elle, she also worked regularly with Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and influential fashion editor Edward Enninful for i-D magazine.