In my Cakes: Classic to Modern class we made a Sacher Torte. 😀
A Sacher Torte is a chocolate cake, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for Klemens Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties.
The story of the world-famous Original Sacher-Torte began in 1832, when Wenzel Clemens Prince Metternich, ordered the creation of a particularly palatable dessert for high-ranking guests. That very day, however, the chef was ill and so the request was reassigned to a 16-year-old apprentice in his second year, Franz Sacher.
It is said that the cake was actually an error when Sacher made a mistake creating the chef’s recipe. But one thing is certain, the cake ended up being a success. The Sacher Cake a chocolate cake sliced through the centre with an apricot jam layer in the middle. It is then covered by pouring a layer of chocolate ganache over top. Although the Sacher cake is usually found in bakeries and restaurants with the word “Sacher” either wriiten on eack individual slice or one word across the entire cake, the Sacher Hotel has a chocolate medallion on theirs.