by Lois Alter Mark for USA TODAY 10Best

Great British Bake Off faves on London's best desserts

Four years after they competed on Series 7 of "The Great British Bake Off," fan favorites Benjamina Ebuehi and Selasi Gbormittah are as popular as ever.

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The two friends continue to celebrate each other’s successes, as well as champion their fellow bakers. In their own words, here are the London bakeries that these beloved GBBO contestants call their favorites (or, rather, favourites).

Benjamina: Luminary Bakery

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The carrot cake at Luminary Bakery is one of my favourites in London; not too sweet, plenty of spice, and perfectly moist.

Benjamina: Ottolenghi

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One of the cakes I love the most is the Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream. Incredibly rich with a smooth and creamy centre, it's perfect for any chocolate lovers.

Benjamina: Miel Bakery

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My go-tos are the palmiers. So simple but they're incredibly buttery with just the right amount of chew and caramelisation. The caneles are also a must.

Benjamina: Crosstown Doughnuts

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Doughnuts are always a good idea and the matcha cake doughnut from Crosstown is a winner. It's covered in a matcha & white chocolate ganache that perfectly balances sweetness and the slight bitterness from the tea.

Benjamina: Bao

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They only have one dessert on the menu – the Fried Horlicks Ice Cream Bao – and it’s the only one you need. The ice cream is silky smooth with a deep malty flavour that I love. It sits inside a soft, deep fried bun and is so moreish you'll be tempted to order another.

Selasi: Lily Vanilli Bakery

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As a sweet treat, you must try Lily’s Einkorn chocolate chip cookies. Gooey, sweet and salty – I 100% recommend them.

Selasi: Happy Endings London

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Who can resist soft serve ice cream sandwiches? My personal favourite is the Strawberry Shorty. It’s strawberry cheesecake parfait with vanilla marshmallow, strawberry jam and dark chocolate inside a sweet brown sugar biscuit.

Selasi: Pophams

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The PBJ is a must: layers of flaky puff pastry, peanut butter and jam topped with banana. What’s not to love about this classic?

Selasi: Andaz Hotel

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Okay, I know this is not a bakery but James Clarke, head pastry chef at the Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street, is a true master. Clarke’s 100% white sourdough is, hands down, the best bread in the city of London. It’s so good, I would happily make it my dessert.

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