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TODAY's Takeaway: British chefs bake tomato soup cake; teacher inspires students as Elvis

March 25, 2014 at 4:33 PM ET

Sorted bakes up tomato soup cake, Elvis (aka Frank Cooper) inspires students and Michael C. Hall pleads the fifth.
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Sorted bakes up tomato soup cake, Elvis (aka Frank Cooper) inspires students and Michael C. Hall pleads the fifth.

1. British cooking sensations Sorted invaded Studio 1A as part of our Fresh Cooks Live: TODAY’s Spring Cookalong series. On their menu: bangers ‘n’ mash, tomato soup cake and more.

No, “tomato soup cake” was not a typo. Check out how they made the sweet-and-savory dish in the full demo:

Video: As part of TODAY’s Fresh Cooks Live series, watch the guys of Sorted, a group of food-loving friends with more than 700,000 video subscribers, make British bangers ‘n’ mash, tomato soup cake, a delicious toffee apple crumble, and answer viewers’ cooking questions.

2. Savannah’s not the only expecting parent in the TODAY family. Carson announced that he and his fiancée, Siri Pinter, are expecting their third child. Congrats, Carson!

Video: While on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show,” TODAY’s Carson Daly revealed that he and fiancée Siri Pinter are expecting a third baby (and jokes that he may need a clown car).

3. Bob Dotson profiled Frank Cooper, a teacher who’s using his talents (including impersonating Elvis) to inspire his students.

Cooper repeats three phrases to them every day: “You are important. I love you. The joy of the life is in the journey.”

Video: TODAY’s Bob Dotson travels to Sand Springs, Okla., to tell the American Story of a teacher who’s using his talents (including impersonating the King of Rock ’n’Roll) to inspire students, reminding them to keep their promises.

4. This morning’s "Hope To It" segment spotlighted Aaron’s iPad Lending Program, a group that puts iPads in hospitals for children to use while going through cancer treatment.

Video: Tuesday’s installment of TODAY’s “Hope to It” series spotlights Aaron’s iPad Lending Library, a program that puts iPads in hospitals for children to use while going through cancer treatment.

5. Michael C. Hall pleaded the fifth when Savannah asked him about a “Dexter” spin-off.

"It's something that I can't even begin to wrap my head around at this point," the actor admitted.

Video: “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall talks to TODAY about returning to the bright lights of Broadway in “The Realistic Joneses” (and getting out of the death business).

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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