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Season 4, Episode 8

Hidden Beauty

There's hidden beauty inside many things, even ugly ingredients. In this pre-heat, the remaining three bakers have to use so-called ugly ingredients to make beautiful desserts. In the main heat, the focus is on geodes, which look like rocks on the outside but have beautiful mineral formations inside. The bakers are tasked with creating vibrant and colorful geode cakes using handmade rock candy to win the title of Spring Baking Champion and the $50,000 prize.

Friday
Mar 19
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 5

Spring Babies

It's a spring baby bonanza for the bakers when host Ali Khan challenges them to make desserts that look like gorgeous baby gifts and have spring flavor pairings like lemon and thyme, rhubarb and ginger, and kumquat and mint. After the gifts are baked, it's time for the party! The bakers must create baby shower dessert towers to impress judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

Monday
Mar 22
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 5

Spring Babies

It's a spring baby bonanza for the bakers when host Ali Khan challenges them to make desserts that look like gorgeous baby gifts and have spring flavor pairings like lemon and thyme, rhubarb and ginger, and kumquat and mint. After the gifts are baked, it's time for the party! The bakers must create baby shower dessert towers to impress judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

Tuesday
Mar 23
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 1

Spring Has Sprung

Ten bakers celebrate spring by combining all things cute and delicious in their spring animal-themed doughnuts for the first challenge. In the main heat, the competitors get in touch with their inner artists as they create watercolor cakes featuring iconic spring fruits and vegetables.

Friday
Mar 26
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 2

Spring at the County Fair

Spring is a time for fun at the fair, so the nine bakers are tasked with creating blue ribbon-worthy rhubarb pies with decorative crusts. The competition gets wild and wacky in the main heat when the competitors have to make larger-than-life, wild and wacky versions of favorite fairground treats.

Friday
Mar 26
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 6

Spring Flower Fiesta

Spring bursts into bloom as host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to use pressed and dried flowers in their party desserts. Then they get to pull out all the spring stops in a flower fantasy cake that features a flower flavor such as hibiscus, rose, jasmine and elderflower. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman choose the winner.

Monday
Mar 29
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 6

Spring Flower Fiesta

Spring bursts into bloom as host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to use pressed and dried flowers in their party desserts. Then they get to pull out all the spring stops in a flower fantasy cake that features a flower flavor such as hibiscus, rose, jasmine and elderflower. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman choose the winner.

Tuesday
Mar 30
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 3

Spring Dream Teams

In the spirit of spring romance, the eight bakers are paired up in teams to create harmonious mashups of two different desserts. In the main heat, the pressure is on at the Spring Baking Championship Spelling Bee when the teams have to make colorful cream tart words that evoke spring -- and need to be spelled correctly!

Friday
Apr 2
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 4

Southern Spring Bakeover

The seven bakers put a spring spin on Southern classics, starting with the challenge of turning a can of biscuits into a spring dessert flavored with lemonade, bourbon or sweet tea. In the main heat, host Clinton Kelly asks each baker not only to give a classic Southern cake a spring makeover but also to include a Southern pantry ingredient like pickled peaches or pepper jelly. Also featured is a surprise appearance by Southern baking expert Jason Smith.

Friday
Apr 2
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 7

The Spring Cookie Classic

Inspired by the famous Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich, host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to invent their own spring delight featuring cookies, ice cream and fruit. Then they're assigned classic and beloved cookies to turn into a fabulous and tasty spring dessert for judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

Monday
Apr 5
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 7

The Spring Cookie Classic

Inspired by the famous Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich, host Ali Khan challenges the bakers to invent their own spring delight featuring cookies, ice cream and fruit. Then they're assigned classic and beloved cookies to turn into a fabulous and tasty spring dessert for judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

Tuesday
Apr 6
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 5

Easter Delights

Easter is a time for colorful desserts and marshmallow treats, so the six remaining bakers have to create an ooey-gooey marshmallow dessert in a bright Easter color. For the main heat, it's off to the Easter parade for some fun with fashion as the competitors must bake and decorate a tropical fruit-flavored dessert that looks just like an Easter bonnet.

Friday
Apr 9
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 6

Marvelous Mother Nature

For Earth Day, the five bakers are celebrating the bounty of Mother Nature, starting with wondrous walnut desserts featuring an assortment of flower honeys. Then the competitors find themselves in a forest grove filled with wild berries, which they must use to flavor an enchanted forest cake with edible moss.

Friday
Apr 9
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 8

Spring Pastimes

Emerging from winter hibernation into spring, there are so many fun things to do! Host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to make a fruity spring dessert in a skillet to enjoy around the campfire. Then each baker is assigned a wintry, indoor craft and tasked with creating a look-alike, spring-themed cake for judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

Monday
Apr 12
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 8

Spring Pastimes

Emerging from winter hibernation into spring, there are so many fun things to do! Host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to make a fruity spring dessert in a skillet to enjoy around the campfire. Then each baker is assigned a wintry, indoor craft and tasked with creating a look-alike, spring-themed cake for judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman.

Tuesday
Apr 13
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 7

Pretty in Pink

Pink is the color of spring, and rose is the perfect party wine, so the four remaining bakers are charged with making mini desserts featuring rose and cheese. Then it's off to the races in the spirit of the Kentucky Derby as the bakers make all-pink party desserts using pink ingredients.

Friday
Apr 16
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 8

Mother's Day Party

The pressure mounts in the Spring Baking Championship finale as the three remaining bakers celebrate Mother's Day. For cocktail hour, the competitors must make Mom two different baked items inspired by mai tais, mojitos or mimosas. Then they use flavors inspired by Mom's favorite coffee drinks to create cakes featuring their Mother's Day gifts, like an edible box filled with Mom's favorite candy. One baker wins the title of Spring Baking Champion and takes home the $25,000 prize.

Friday
Apr 16
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 9

Spring Break

Fun spring getaways are the name of the game as host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to combine destination desserts with classic snacks. The Spring Break fun continues as the bakers create a two-dessert landscape resembling a vacation in a national forest, amusement park, city or tropical beach. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman decide which bakers make it into the finale.

Monday
Apr 19
9pm | 8c
Season 7, Episode 9

Spring Break

Fun spring getaways are the name of the game as host Ali Khan challenges the remaining bakers to combine destination desserts with classic snacks. The Spring Break fun continues as the bakers create a two-dessert landscape resembling a vacation in a national forest, amusement park, city or tropical beach. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman decide which bakers make it into the finale.

Tuesday
Apr 20
12am | 11c
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Apr 26
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Tuesday
Apr 27
12am | 11c

Summer Squash Tart with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Filling

Honey Butterscotch Fondue with Salted Pecan Cookies

Lemon-Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry-Raspberry Ice Cream and a Black Sea Salt Sugar Cookie

Dessert Nachos

Whiskey- and Bitters-Infused Chocolate Cake with Bitters-Orange Marmalade Ice Cream

Candied Bacon and Pecan Meringue Tart with Coffee Frozen Custard

Vanilla-Brown Butter Cake with Spring Fruit and Berry Compote, Mint Oil and Toasted Marshmallow Sauce

Bacon-Jalapeno-Cheddar Cornbread

Pan di Spagna Birthday Cake with Gelato Gusto Carrara

Red, White and Blue (White Chocolate Mousse, Blueberry Gelee, Coconut Dacquiose with Hazelnut Cookie)

Crumbled Biscotti Crust with Lemon Liquor Cream and Deconstructed Lime Tart

Brownie "Ribs" and Crispy Rice Treat "Corn-on-the-Cob" with Drunk Cherry BBQ Sauce

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Sandwich

Choux-Nami (Salmon Salad Eclairs)

Hawaiian Lei Wedding Cake

Baked Yogurt with Tropical Fruit Compote

Upside-Down Pineapple Cake

Caramelized Peach and Mascarpone Shortcake

Malted Blondies with Crushed Pretzels

Almond Cake with Key Lime Buttercream and Raspberry Compote