Pro and amateur bakers face off during a fruit tart battle, but some find the challenge a tough nut to crack when pistachios are introduced as the surprise ingredient. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Zac Young see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.
The surprise ingredient encourages the bakers to think small, as beans must be layered into campfire classic s'mores. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damiano Carrara and Damaris Phillips get their vegetable course in round two when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.
Challengers try not to crumble during the coffee cake battle when incorporating the surprise ingredient of tropical mangoes. Bakers and fakers play ketchup in round two, when tomatoes in multiple forms must be featured in their desserts. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Damaris Phillips and Aarti Sequeira know the winning dish will taste divine!
The apple pie battle isn't as easy as pie when a cornucopia of corn options must be featured in this American classic. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Daphne Oz belly up to the counter in round two, when diner drinks must be served in baked goodies.
Great ideas erupt during the lava cake challenge as the surprise ingredient of lavender soothes some contestants. In round two, oats must be incorporated into sweet treats, and host Lorraine Pascale and judges Paulette Goto and Alex Guarnaschelli attempt to sift out the bakers from the fakers.
Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Robert Irvine and Daphne Oz dangle the $10,000 prize like a carrot on a stick when carrot cake must be freshened up with lime in round one. Then, bakers and fakers make "mighty brine" desserts when pickles must be used on the way to a winning dish.
Challengers are sandwiched between a potato and a hard place during the whoopie pie battle, as potatoes must be mashed into the sandwiched cookie pies. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Sherry Yard peel away the layers in round two, determining who's a baker and a faker when onions must be used in baked sweets.