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Season 1, Episode 4

Chicago Desserts Something Old, Something Bold, and Something Rock'n'roll!

Duff revisits his European heritage with a slice of Apple Strudel, done the old-world way, at the legendary Berghoff Restaurant. He rides across town to Hoosier Mama Pies to try a dessert that's fit for The King. And when he is just about sugared out, Duff makes a savory pit stop to try the radical Motherloaf Cupcake.

Saturday
Sep 3
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Boston Desserts - Doughlicious!

Duff learns the secrets of a rare Italian dessert, Sfogliatella, at Modern Pastry; his taste buds are turned upside down when he tries the Lemon Ginger Mousse at a hip Asian diner; and finally, he goes street-wise with some Boston Cream Fried Dough at one of the most popular food carts of the Boston Common.

Sunday
Sep 4
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Philadelphia Desserts Phreakin' phenomenal!

Duff drinks from a mad scientist's erupting Hot Chocolate Volcano at the Rim Café; He returns down-home with an old school Rice Pudding at the Brown Betty Dessert Boutique; then Duff switches from 2 wheels to 4 to join the Sugar Philly food truck and taste their Milk-and-Honey Macarons.

Thursday
Sep 8
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Philadelphia Desserts Phreakin' phenomenal!

Duff drinks from a mad scientist's erupting Hot Chocolate Volcano at the Rim Café; He returns down-home with an old school Rice Pudding at the Brown Betty Dessert Boutique; then Duff switches from 2 wheels to 4 to join the Sugar Philly food truck and taste their Milk-and-Honey Macarons.

Saturday
Sep 10
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

New Orleans Desserts – Fire... Ice.. and Bacon!

Duff has a face-off with a Maple Glaze Bacon donut in a shop run by New Orleans cops. Across town, he learns to make fluffy Sno Ballz on the first-ever shaved-ice machine at Hansen's Sno Bliz. And in the historic French Quarter, he indulges in Bananas Foster and learns why 35,000 lbs of bananas are set aflame each year to satiate the city's appetite for this New Orleans original. With endless flair for the theatrical, the Big Easy will be a Mardi Gras in Duff's sugar-craving mouth.

Thursday
Sep 15
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

LA Desserts - Chillin' with Chocolate

Duff gets a sweet taste of the rebellious, the down-home, and the totally foreign side of LA. From chilled bread pudding in the madness of the Venice boardwalk, to a vertically challenged cookie in a funky eatery on the city's eastside, to a radical take on shaved ice in bustling K-Town - Duff quickly learns that LA never takes its sugar with a grain of salt.

Thursday
Sep 22
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

Dallas Desserts Down-Home And Made From Scratch

Duff eats his way through some of the best desserts the bold city of Dallas has to offer: from a delicious Coconut Pie made by an old-timer at a legendary diner, to Tableside S'mores made from scratch at an updated roadhouse, to a Peppermint Red Velvet Whoopee Pie, a Texas-style version of the Amish pastry. When a dish is called a dessert in these parts, you can bet your sweet tooth there's no sugarcoating going on.

Thursday
Oct 6
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

Dallas Desserts Down-Home And Made From Scratch

Duff eats his way through some of the best desserts the bold city of Dallas has to offer: from a delicious Coconut Pie made by an old-timer at a legendary diner, to Tableside S'mores made from scratch at an updated roadhouse, to a Peppermint Red Velvet Whoopee Pie, a Texas-style version of the Amish pastry. When a dish is called a dessert in these parts, you can bet your sweet tooth there's no sugarcoating going on.

Saturday
Oct 8
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

New Orleans Desserts – Fire... Ice.. and Bacon!

Duff has a face-off with a Maple Glaze Bacon donut in a shop run by New Orleans cops. Across town, he learns to make fluffy Sno Ballz on the first-ever shaved-ice machine at Hansen's Sno Bliz. And in the historic French Quarter, he indulges in Bananas Foster and learns why 35,000 lbs of bananas are set aflame each year to satiate the city's appetite for this New Orleans original. With endless flair for the theatrical, the Big Easy will be a Mardi Gras in Duff's sugar-craving mouth.

Monday
Mar 5
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

LA Desserts - Chillin' with Chocolate

Duff gets a sweet taste of the rebellious, the down-home, and the totally foreign side of LA. From chilled bread pudding in the madness of the Venice boardwalk, to a vertically challenged cookie in a funky eatery on the city's eastside, to a radical take on shaved ice in bustling K-Town - Duff quickly learns that LA never takes its sugar with a grain of salt.

Wednesday
May 30
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

New Orleans Desserts – Fire... Ice.. and Bacon!

Duff has a face-off with a Maple Glaze Bacon donut in a shop run by New Orleans cops. Across town, he learns to make fluffy Sno Ballz on the first-ever shaved-ice machine at Hansen's Sno Bliz. And in the historic French Quarter, he indulges in Bananas Foster and learns why 35,000 lbs of bananas are set aflame each year to satiate the city's appetite for this New Orleans original. With endless flair for the theatrical, the Big Easy will be a Mardi Gras in Duff's sugar-craving mouth.

Wednesday
Jun 13
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Chicago Desserts Something Old, Something Bold, and Something Rock'n'roll!

Duff revisits his European heritage with a slice of Apple Strudel, done the old-world way, at the legendary Berghoff Restaurant. He rides across town to Hoosier Mama Pies to try a dessert that's fit for The King. And when he is just about sugared out, Duff makes a savory pit stop to try the radical Motherloaf Cupcake.

Wednesday
Jun 20
4:30am | 3:30c

About the Show

Duff Goldman takes a cross-country trek to capture the sweet secrets and tasty techniques that keep the cookies from crumbling in the top bakeries around the nation. Duff visits a bevy of sweet spots ranging from diners and curbside snow-cone machines to food carts and boutique bakeries, getting a full view of what it takes to sweeten up any soiree. Duff highlights decadent desserts that are anything but ordinary, from chilled bread pudding on the Venice boardwalk in California and tableside s’mores in Dallas to Sno Ballz from the first-ever shaved-ice machine in New Orleans and a slice of apple strudel in Chicago. Duff also satisfies his sweet tooth with lemon ginger mousse at a hip Asian diner in Boston and traditional rice pudding at a dessert boutique in Philadelphia. This sugary search leaves mouths watering as Duff discovers the country’s best baked goods.

About the Host

Duff Goldman

Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman started cooking at age 4, when his mom caught him swinging around a cleaver while watching Chef Tell on TV.

Most Popular Recipes

All Sugar High Recipes

Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Macarons

Bananas Foster

Pat Bing Soo (Korean Shaved Ice)

Table Top S'mores

Cream of Nectar Sno-Ball

Sfogliatella

Maple Glazed Bacon Long John

Celestial Chocolate Chunk

Hot Chocolate "Volcano"

Apple Strudel

Peppermint Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Boston Cream Fried Dough

Coconut Meringue Pie

Rice Pudding

Lemon Ginger Mousse and Homemade Fortune Cookie

Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Motherloaf