Need a new holiday dessert idea? Why not exchange the All American Apple Pie for a dessert of a different color, the exclusive Sachetorte. Only made in Vienna and Salzberg, they have even been kind enough to ship globally to the United States!
The cake itself is made up of two layers of dense chocolate sponge cake, separated by a layer of apricot in the middle and covered with a lush, dark chocolate icing (you can even add whipped cream if your really having a good day). Although this cake isn’t overly sweet, it stands out on the dessert table with its rich and powerful flavors.
Originating in 1832, the sachetorte came to be when Prince Wenzel von Metternich demanded that his chef create a unique dessert for his special guests. However, his chef was ill and it was up to his 16-year-old apprentice, Franz Sacher, to create this unique cake.
Sacher…Sachertorte? You can guess where this is going!
If you can wait to splurge, here is one of our favorite Sacher Torte Stores.
Original Sacher Torte
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Happy Sachetorte Day!