Coffee Cake Craft 2.0

Zingerman's Bakehouse coffee cake

The secret is out! Learn the recipe for our signature Sour Cream coffee cake with its sweet swirl of cinnamon, brown sugar, and toasted walnuts. It’s a Bakehouse classic that graces the cover of our cookbook, Zingerman's Bakehouse, not to mention that coffee cakes are our most popular Zingerman's Mail Order gift.

In this hands-on class, we'll also make a couple of other coffee cakes near and dear to us: the lovely Olive Oil and Citrus Cake, now made all the more flavorful with freshly milled whole durum flour stone-milled right here at the Bakehouse; and a rich Almond Pound cake. All three of these coffee cakes are sure to be treasured recipes in your house for years to come! 

You'll leave the BAKE! class with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, and the three coffee cakes you made in class.

In-person: We'll end the in-person class with a tasting of what we made and you'll go home with some great coupons.
Virtual: You'll need a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. 
What our guests have to say about this class:

The quality of instruction is unsurpassed. This class taught us how to make the three most amazing cakes. I am very pleased to have these recipes and the knowledge to prepare them. Zingerman's is in the inspiration business—BAKE! classes never disappoint! —Dara K.

Family and friends think I'm a professional baker thanks to Zingerman's. —Randy T.

It is so fun, you learn a ton about the "whys" of baking (why certain ingredients, why a certain order, etc.), a ton of helpful tips & tricks, and sampling to boot! I have the urge to be more and more creative at home, trying things I never have before. —Lisa D.

Additional Products

Breezy Breakfasts Cookbooklet


What’s for breakfast? Breezy Breakfasts, the second in our series of cookbooklets, celebrates classic baked breakfast fare we’ve been rustling up for nearly all of our history. The cookbooklet includes make-at-home recipes for 11 of our most favorite easy, breezy, quick-baked breakfast treats--muffins, scones, and porridges--plus 20 bread and garnish combinations to elevate your approach to toast. Shipping is included in the price of the cookbooklet.

Basic Pastry Baking Kit


Our Basic Pastry Kit is ideal for newer pastry bakers, and includes tools we typically use for baked goods like scones, cookies, and brownies. It comes packed with the following equipment: a bowl scraper, a bench knife, an oven thermometer, ten sheets of parchment paper, a small pastry brush, a small offset spatula, 1 oz portion scoop, and a french rolling pin. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Everything Pastry Baking Kit


Want to elevate your baked goods to baked greats? Our Everything Pastry Kit adds more handy tools we like to use for baking, decorating, and displaying your delicious works of art. In addition to everything from the Basic Pastry Kit (bowl scraper, bench knife, oven thermometer, parchment paper, pastry brush, small offset spatula, 1 oz scoop, rolling pin), it comes packed with the following equipment: a pastry blender, 1/3 oz portion scoop, a whisk, large and small piping bags, a large star and a large round decorating tips, and 3 cake boards—10x14-inch rectangle, 9-inch round, and a 12-inch round. The price includes ground shipping. For more in-depth equipment descriptions please go to our FAQ page or send us an email at [email protected].

Our classes (except for family classes & kids camps) are for adults 17 & up.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Friday, September 27, 2024 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
In-Person $135.00 12 spots left