The pound cake – a staple of every Southern table – is a quintessential recipe passed down from generation to generation, and one that typically includes a secret ingredient or two.

For this hands-on cooking class, beloved local pastry maven and James Beard nominee Lauren Mitterer of WildFlour Pastry will show us her spin on this regional classic. Sip on Royal Cup Coffee (spiked, if you’re feeling frisky) while eating and learning how to perfect this prized dessert.