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 shortcake with winter citrus in this live interactive virtual cooking class with Chef Zach. You’ll make everything from scratch: The sponge cake, the Meyer lemon curd, and the 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.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Order ingredients online and have them delivered to your door.
  • Recipes Recipes are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • 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 Class sizes are between 4 to 10 connections to ensure all guests can participate and ask questions.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Labels Baking, Cake Decorating, French, Gourmet, Group


Citrus segments
Meyer lemons
Unsalted butter
Granulated sugar
Heavy cream
Pure vanilla extract
Pomegranate seeds
Cake flour
Sour cream or crème fraiche

Kitchen Equipment

Four 10-ounce Pyrex baking dishes
Small paring knife
Small bowl
Paper towel
Small stainless-steel saucepan
Silicone spatula
Small metal spoon
Fine-mesh strainer (preferably 2)
Two small glass bowls
Plastic wrap
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.

28 Jul 2020

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

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Danielle C.

31 Aug 2020

Chef Zach was a wonderful instructor with advice for hobbyists and seasoned bakers alike, plus plenty of colorful anecdotes from his work and travels to spice up the class. And the food was delicious! I will definitely be using his methods and recipe in the future.

Cari P.

22 Aug 2020

We had a lovely time. Our family scheduled a private class with Chef Zach to simply have some "social distance family time". What a great way to spend time together. Chef Zach was very relaxed and didn't rush us through the class. We really learned a lot about the industry, techniques, and ingredients. What a fun thing to do! Thanks Chef!!

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$ 29 Per device

75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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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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