This Deluxe Sachertorte has all the classic flavors of a true Viennese delicacy. Rich bittersweet chocolate to contrast the sweet apricot jam, combined with crunchy ground hazelnuts and a velvety chocolate glaze will be the perfect end to a special occasion or an indulgent mid-week treat. Hosts and guests alike will be delighted by this complex yet satisfying recipe for the classic pastry!
-200g bittersweet chocolate
-4 eggs separated
-100g all-purpose flour
-30ml of water
-1/4 teaspoon of salt
-3 tablespoons of apricot jam
-90g of ground hazelnuts
-1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Line bottom and sides of a round springform with parchment paper.
2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter together.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks and set them aside.
4. In a different bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
5. Mix the melted chocolate and butter mixture with the egg yolk and sugar mixture. Stir in the water and salt until the mixture is fully combined.
6. Carefully fold the all-purpose flour and ground hazelnuts into the mixture and stir until everything is combined.
7. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.
8. Spread the batter into the springform and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. Once cooled, cut the sachertorte into two layers. Spread the apricot jam on the bottom layer, and place the top layer back onto the cake.
10. Melt the remaining chocolate and butter together in a double boiler, stirring in the vanilla extract. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
11. Pour it slowly over the cake and spread evenly around, allowing it to drip down the sides. Let cool, then slice and enjoy!
Wine: Pair this decadent cake with a dry Muscat, Reisling or Gewürztraminer to complement the rich yet sweet flavors of the chocolate and apricot jam.
What is the Deluxe Sachertorte?
Deluxe Sachertorte is a chocolate cake that originated in Vienna, Austria in 1832. The original recipe is attributed to Franz Sacher who invented it for Prince Metternich. This classic Viennese cake is made of two layers of moist chocolate sponge cake with a thin layer of apricot jam in between and is coated in a layer of chocolate icing. The original recipe has remained unchanged since, although there are many variations to the classic version today.
History of the Deluxe Sachertorte
The Sachertorte is an icon of Vienna’s culture, and it has become famous around the world. It was invented by Franz Sacher, a 16-year-old apprentice at the court of Prince Metternich. This was during the time of the Congress of Vienna, and the prince requested a special cake for a dinner celebration. Franz Sacher was up to the task, and the cake he created was a hit with the guests. It quickly became popular and, to this day, is a classic Viennese pastry.
The recipe for this delicious dessert has been passed down through the generations, with only minor modifications, until it eventually became trademarked by the Hotel Sacher. This fancy Austrian cake is a classic, but also one of the oldest desserts in the world. Despite being a classic Vienna cake and being widely known in Austrian culture, Deluxe Sachertorte is popular in many other countries as well, including the United Kingdom and the United States.
Popularity of Deluxe Sachertorte
The Deluxe Sachertorte is especially popular in Europe and is served at many traditional Viennese cafés and cake shops. It is also served in many luxury hotels in Vienna, such as the Hotel Sacher, from where it got its name. It is also popular in many other countries around the world, with variations such as adding nuts, fruits and spices.
The classic Deluxe Sachertorte is also a staple at special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. It is also often served in bakeries throughout Europe and the United States, and it is possible to find vegan variations of this classic pastry. The popularity of this cake remains even today and it is loved by many people around the world.
Interesting Facts About Deluxe Sachertorte
Deluxe Sachertorte has an interesting story and many interesting facts. One interesting fact is that the cake was originally named “The Original Sacher-Torte” as a reference to its creator. It went on to become such a beloved classic that it has since been nicknamed “the original Viennese cake”.
Another interesting fact is that in 1997, the Sachertorte was contested in court. The Hotel Sacher’s owner, Eckbert Wimmer, accused Austrian branches of Harry’s of plagiarizing the cake’s classic recipe. This long-running court case was eventually settled out of court, but it gained a lot of publicity for the classic Viennese cake.
Finally, one of the most interesting facts about the Sachertorte is its name. The term “Sachertorte” is the combination of two words, the German word “Sacher” and the Austrian word “Torte”, meaning “cake”. This generates the phrase that translates to “Sacher Cake” in English.
Deluxe Sachertorte is a classic Viennese dessert that has been around since 1832. It is made up of two layers of moist chocolate sponge cake and a thin layer of apricot jam between, coated in a layer of chocolate icing. This iconic Austrian cake is extremely popular, not just in Vienna and Austria, but also around the world. It is served in luxury hotels, traditional Viennese cafés, and bakeries and can be found in many modified versions. It is a beloved classic and is an important part of Austrian culture, and will remain a classic for years to come.