Online Cooking Class: Winter Citrus Sponge Cake

A sweet seasonal treat is yours to savor in this online cooking class with Chef Zach!

The tangy zing of citrus fruit and the light, delicate crumb of a spot-on sponge cake are at the heart of this creative baked delight presented by Chef Zach! In this interactive virtual cooking class, you’ll create every element in these serving-size cakes from scratch — from the creamy Meyer lemon curd and the honey-vanilla syrup to the tender génoise sponge and the airy Chantilly cream topping, all with Chef Zach’s masterful instruction. 


Light and Airy Génoise Sponge Cake

Honey and Vanilla Syrup

Meyer Lemon Curd 

With seasonal citrus segments and pomegranate

Rich and Tangy Chantilly Cream

Every class is fully interactive.
Chef demonstrates each step and assists you as you perform each step.
Ask questions and have the chef check your progress.
  • 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 Minimum 4 devices
  • Class Maximum 20 devices
  • Event Duration 1.75 hours
  • LabelsGroup, Gourmet, French, Baking, Cake Decorating


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

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Zach

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21 Apr 2023

Chef Zach is very knowledgable about chocolate, and we enjoyed the class. I think the venue was not the best for this, as he had to move around a lot to try to get everyone to hear the presentation. Other than that, it was very good.

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19 Apr 2023

Chef Zach is a very knowledgeable chocolatier and teacher. This is my second class with him and he is always helpful. I even called him when I had an issue with a recipe and he helped me fix it. My only issue was the venue. It was hard to hear.

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18 Apr 2023

Very delicious!

$ 39 Per device

105-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

This class does not have any dates.

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Meet your chef

Chef Zach
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Chef Zach is trained in classical French cooking, with a specialty in creating pastries and chocolate delicacies. He discovered a love for cooking with his family at an early age and followed his passion into the field of culinary arts. Among his professional achievements, Chef Zach has recipes featured in several cookbooks and has prepared decadent chocolate desserts for former president George W. and First Lady Laura Bush.

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