Online Cooking Class: Mini-Black Forest Gâteaux

In this online cooking class, you'll learn to make an indulgent treat rich in flavor and striking on display.


Black Forest cake is a bakery classic that combines an array of flavors in a true dessert masterpiece. Chef Zach teaches you the secrets to crafting your own Black Forest mini gâteaux in this interactive virtual cooking class. You’ll create a light chocolate sponge base, whip up a silky Chantilly crème and concoct an almond-cherry soaking syrup, then assemble your gâteaux with Chef Zach guiding you every step of the way.


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Chocolate Black Forest Sponge Cake 

With unsalted butter, cocoa powder, eggs, sugar and flour


Tangy Chantilly Topping 

With heavy cream, sour cream, pure vanilla extract and sugar


Almond Cherry Soaking Syrup 

With sugar and water


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 75 minutes
  • LabelsCouples, Date Night, Fun, Baking, Cake Decorating

Ingredients

Unsalted butter
Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder
Eggs
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)

Guest reviews for Chef Zach

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.

$ 29 Per device

75-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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