Online Cooking Class - Seasonal Sponge Cake

Prepare sweet treats inspired by the flavors and ingredients of each season with Chef Zach.

Learn how to make a delicate and tender shortcake with winter citrus in this live interactive virtual cooking class with Chef Zach. You’ll make everything from scratch: The sponge cake, the creamy Meyer lemon curd, and airy Chantilly topping. These mini cakes are easy to master and a perfect way to showcase the myriad of citrus fruits that abound during the winter season. Each component can be prepared ahead.


  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 1.75 hours
  • Labels Baking, Cake Decorating, French, Gourmet, Group

Ingredients


Citrus segments
Meyer lemon
Eggs
Unsalted butter
Granulated sugar
Heavy cream
Salt
Pure vanilla extract
Pomegranate seeds
Cake flour
Sour cream or crème fraiche
Honey
Heavy cream
Kirschwasser, optional
Almond extract, optional

Kitchen Equipment


Four 10-ounce Pyrex baking dishes
Small paring knife
Small bowl
Paper towel
Small stainless-steel saucepan
Stove
Silicone spatula
Small metal spoon
Fine-mesh strainer (preferably 2)
Two small glass bowls
Plastic wrap
Refrigerator
Baking spray with flour
Small microwave-safe glass bowl
Electric mixer (stand mixer or hand mixer)
Balloon whisk
One or two silicone spatulas
Baking sheet
Silicone baking mat, optional
Small offset spatula (or use the paring knife)
Cooling rack
Pastry brush
Four individual serving plates
Four serving spoons

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Erin R.

Erin

28 Jul 2020

Chef Zach offered a comfortable and informative learning environment. The resulting dessert was beautiful!

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Zach

Gabrielle s.

Gabrielle

19 Jun 2022

Super informative !

Claire M.

Claire

22 Feb 2022

Wonderful class, the cakes were a treat! Thank you Chef Zach!

Local Grocer Delivery Available!


$ 39 Per device

105-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.


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Meet your chef

Chef Zach
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Chef Zach discovered his passion for cooking in the kitchen with family growing up, which led him into the delicious field of the culinary arts. He is trained in classical French cooking with a knack for creating chocolate and pastry delicacies — he has even prepared a decadent chocolate dessert for former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In addition, Chef Zach has had several recipes featured in cookbooks.

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