Dobos Torta: Hungary's Most Famous Cake

A side view of a slice of Dobos Torta on a marble surface.



Join us for this hands-on class as we make Dobos (pronounced doh-bosh) the Zingerman's Bakehouse way. This traditional Hungarian coffeehouse torte was created in 1884 by well-known Hungarian chef and confectioner József C. Dobos (1847–1924), in Budapest, which, at the height of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, enjoyed a coffeehouse culture of delicious fancy tortes and great coffee. Our Dobos torta is five layers of light vanilla sponge cake filled and iced with dark chocolate espresso buttercream, the sides covered in chocolate brownie crumbs, and garnished on top with a layer of crisp rich caramel.


We'll teach you how to make the cake layers, buttercream, brownie crumbs, and caramel, and then how to assemble these into a truly delicious and decadent dessert. This beloved torte evokes the elegance of Budapest's by-gone coffeehouse culture and the pastry traditions of Hungary, a country touted as “the land of 10-million pastry lovers,” by George Lange, the Hungarian-born American restaurateur, food and travel writer, critic and journalist. Taste one of Hungary's most famous tortas. 



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Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
In-Person $135.00 9 spots left