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!
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.
There are no weaklings in the first battle, as both the bakers and fakers are seasoned enough to sprinkle spice rack seasonings into cream puffs. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sherry Yard and Zac Young are steeped in expectations when remaining contestants infuse tea into their sweets.
The world is topsy-turvy for the contestants when wine is uncorked and poured into their upside-down cakes. Then, the surprise ingredient of seeds plants wild ideas for the bakers and fakers in round two. Host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Alex Guarnaschelli choose a winner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During the first battle, some contestants make elegant desserts while others take a pie to the face as they try to incorporate tropical fruit in their cream pies. Then, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Aarti Sequeira and Zac Young attempt to separate the bakers from the fakers during an almond challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contestants turn lemons into lemon bars, and host Buddy Valastro and judges Nancy Fuller and Zac Young get a caffeinated kick as the surprise ingredient of coffee is steeped into the lemony treats. The next round is full of twists, as pretzels challenge the bakers and fakers to avoid getting too salty.
The bakers try to peel off from the fakers during the banana bread challenge when handling the addition of soy options. In round two, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Amanda Freitag and Zac Young see which of the remaining contestants are dressed for success when salad dressing must be tossed into their desserts.
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.
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.