Online Cooking Class - Black Forest Mini Gâteaux

Join Chef Zach and master the secrets to making an authentic black forest cake.

During this live and interactive virtual cooking class, Chef Zach will teach you each step to perfecting a classic black forest mini gâteaux. Chef Zach will begin with a light chocolate black forest sponge cake for the base, covered with a silky and tangy Chantilly topping made with both heavy and sour cream. You'll then learn how to make a dense, almond-cherry soaking syrup to complete this irresistible dessert.

  • 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 75 minutes
  • Labels Baking, Cake Decorating, Couples, Date Night, Fun


Unsalted butter
Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder
Granulated sugar
Cake flour
Sour cherries
Heavy cream
Sour cream
Vanilla extract
Kirschwasser, optional
Almond extract, optional

Kitchen Equipment

Four 10-ounce Pyrex custard cup baking dishes
Colander or large strainer
Rimmed individual dessert plates
Oven (conventional, not fan)
Nonstick baking spray with flour
Silicone baking mat that fits the half-sheet pan, optional
Half-sheet baking pan or cookie sheet large enough to fit the optional baking mat and the four custard cups
One stand mixer with whisk beater, or hand mixer
Balloon whisk
Measuring cups
Two small microwave-safe bowls
Silicone spatula
Cooling rack or cooling surface
Paper towels
Small offset spatula or paring knife
One to four small serving plate(s)

Reviews guests left for this experience



22 Feb 2022

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



19 Feb 2022

Thank you Chef Zach for a wonderful session. The timing/pacing was excellent and your personal tips made the session quite simply perfect. Sylvia Mary McFadden

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Zach



28 May 2023

We had a superb time at Zach's home making ganache and truffles. He had everything ready to go and was a wealth of knowledge. We highly recommend him.

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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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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.
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