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Great British Baking Show ™

Challenge Type:
Tropical Fresh Fruit Cake
Tropical Fresh Fruit Cake
Great British Baking Show ™ - Judging

Chris (a software engineer) used a spreadsheet to calculate the perfect balance of mango and pineapple in his sponge. 

The cake filling was a cream, flavoured with limoncello liqueur and the topping was a mango and pineapple puree.

The sponge had no butter or butter substitutes and only used 2 eggs. Instead of fat, he packed the sponge with fruit. He said "The whole point is to make the sponge cake taste of fruit."


Paul Hollywood: "The sponge is baked to perfection."

Prue Leith: "Oh! I'll tell you what - it's full of flavour. The texture is not quite right in the middle, either because it needed a few more minutes in the oven, or because of being squashed."

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About The Great British Baking Show ™

The Great British Bake Off ™ (often abbreviated to Bake Off or GBBO and referred to in the United States as The Great British Baking Show ™) is a streamed British baking competition, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of rounds, hoping to impress the judges with their baking skills. One contestant in The Great British Baking Show ™ is eliminated in each round, and the winner is selected from the three contestants who reach the final.

The Great British Baking Show ™ operates on a weekly elimination process to find the best all-around baker from the contestants, who are all amateurs. In each episode, the bakers are given three challenges based on that week's theme: a signature bake, a technical challenge, and a show-stopper. The bakes are assessed by the judges who then choose a "Star Baker" for the week, and a contestant is also eliminated. In the final round, three bakers are left and a winner is chosen from the three.

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