Great ideas erupt during the lava cake challenge as the surprise ingredient of lavender soothes some contestants. In Round 2, oats must be incorporated, and host Lorraine Pascale and the judges attempt to sift out the bakers from the fakers.
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 2, when diner drinks must be served in baked goodies.
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 2, when tomatoes in multiple forms must be featured in their desserts.
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 2 when zucchini challenges contestants to avoid getting squashed.
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 2, host Lorraine Pascale and judges Sunny Anderson and Zac Young see which bakers best combine a variety of mustards with their sweet treats.