Season 1, Episode 4

Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Cakes

Food Network searched for the Ultimate Cake recipe. After a nationwide recipe contest, nine finalists competed in three rounds: Chocolate Cake, Cupcakes and Birthday Cakes. A panel of food experts determined whose cake was the best. See who walks away the winner of $25,000!


COMPETITORS:
Chocolate Cakes

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Janice Kollar -- CAKE GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
Recipe: "Really Good" Chocolate Layer Cake
Hometown: Atlantic Highlands, N.J.


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Erin Renouf Mylroie
Recipe: Anniversary Chocolate-Buttermilk Layer Cake with Toffee and Toasted Almonds
Hometown: St. George, Utah


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Jaclyn Esposito
Recipe: Individual Molten Chocolate Coconut Cakes
Hometown: Aventura, Fla.

Cupcakes

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Kelly Madey
Recipe: Orange Chiffon Cupcakes with Meringue Buttercream
Hometown: Quakertown, Pa.


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Lorie Roach -- Winner!
Recipe: Tres Leches Coconut Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Buttercream
Hometown: Buckatunna, Miss.


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Channon Mondoux
Recipe: Gingerbread Cake with Brandy Sauce and Whipped Orange Flower Cream
Hometown: Portage, Mich.

Birthday Cakes


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Doreen Howarth -- Winner!
Recipe: Put the Lime in the Coconut Cake
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas


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Marie Belfiglio
Recipe: "Honey, I'm Peanuts About You!" Cake
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.


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Debra Scruggs
Recipe: Tropical Pound Cake
Hometown: Toney, Ala.

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Recipes From This Episode

"Honey, I'm Peanuts About You!" Cake

Anniversary Chocolate-Buttermilk Layer Cake with Toffee and Toasted Almonds

Gingerbread Cake with Brandy Sauce and Whipped Orange Flower Cream

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