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  • Virginia

    James Martin's great American cake adventure starts in Virginia, with a classic apple pie. He also discovers the New Orleans King Cake in a southern bakery.

  • Washington DC and Maryland

    A quest to discover the best American cakes. James explores the US's obsession with cupcakes and samples the state dessert of Maryland.

  • Baltimore

    James tries a Pimlico Cake in Baltimore, before heading for the Maryland countryside to taste a cake which is only made for six weeks of the year.

  • Pennsylvania

    James Martin travels America looking for the finest cakes. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he eats shoofly pie, before trying his hand at twisting pretzels.

  • Philadelphia

    The cake-loving chef heads into Philadelphia, makes a Fire and Ice cake, and hunts for the notorious pumpple cake, which is baked with sweet pies inside!

  • Philadelphia and New York

    Foodie fun as James samples Butter Cake and meets a man who has brought a taste of Florida to Brooklyn, making authentic Key Lime Pies.

  • New York

    James visits a bakery made famous by Sex and the City. Back in the kitchen, James whips up a strawberry gateaux and has some fun with cornflake cookies.

  • New York Part II

    James's cake adventures lead him to find out about two of New York's classic puddings, the New York cheesecake and Baked Alaska.

  • Brooklyn

    James heads to Brooklyn, where a local baker shows him around, before making some Whoopie Pies. He then meets a larger than life Brooklyn baking master.

  • Harlem and Connecticut

    James travels to Harlem to find a bakery in the heart of the community famous for its carrot cake, before moving on to a blueberry farm.

Episode guide

James Martin's United Cakes of America

Series 1

James Martin's United Cakes of America

  • Virginia

    James Martin's great American cake adventure starts in Virginia, with a classic apple pie. He also discovers the New Orleans King Cake in a southern bakery.

  • Washington DC and Maryland

    A quest to discover the best American cakes. James explores the US's obsession with cupcakes and samples the state dessert of Maryland.

  • Baltimore

    James tries a Pimlico Cake in Baltimore, before heading for the Maryland countryside to taste a cake which is only made for six weeks of the year.

  • Pennsylvania

    James Martin travels America looking for the finest cakes. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he eats shoofly pie, before trying his hand at twisting pretzels.

  • Philadelphia

    The cake-loving chef heads into Philadelphia, makes a Fire and Ice cake, and hunts for the notorious pumpple cake, which is baked with sweet pies inside!

  • Philadelphia and New York

    Foodie fun as James samples Butter Cake and meets a man who has brought a taste of Florida to Brooklyn, making authentic Key Lime Pies.

  • New York

    James visits a bakery made famous by Sex and the City. Back in the kitchen, James whips up a strawberry gateaux and has some fun with cornflake cookies.

  • New York Part II

    James's cake adventures lead him to find out about two of New York's classic puddings, the New York cheesecake and Baked Alaska.

  • Brooklyn

    James heads to Brooklyn, where a local baker shows him around, before making some Whoopie Pies. He then meets a larger than life Brooklyn baking master.

  • Harlem and Connecticut

    James travels to Harlem to find a bakery in the heart of the community famous for its carrot cake, before moving on to a blueberry farm.

  • Connecticut

    Chef James Martin searches for more great American cakes. He visits that American institution, the diner, for a traditional pancake breakfast.

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  • Connecticut Part II

    James is invited into the home of Connecticut local, who makes him a Jewish holiday honey cake, before lending a hand at a local cooking class.

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  • Boston

    More cake adventures as James ventures into the kitchens of a Boston hotel to find out why Boston Cream Pie is called the state dessert of Massachusetts.

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  • Massachusetts

    In Boston, James visits a local distillery to meet two brothers who are reviving the city's history for rum making, before sampling a boozy rum cake.

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  • Salem

    James finishes his cake travels in a town not only famous for its witches, but also its donuts. Inspired, James shows us the trick to making donuts at home.

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