chocopedia (1): Sachertorte, the Most Famous Chocolate Cake In the World

06/11/2018

Do you know the story behind great pastry classics such as the Sacher cake, the Tarte Tatin or the Paris-Brest? Do you know how chocolate is made "bean to bar"? Or when and how the Easter Eggs tradition began?

Chocopedia is a new initiative from Chocovic that will try to answer these and other questions related to the world of bakery and chocolate. With it we want to share and transmit our passion, experience, and knowledge with all lovers of sweet gastronomy.

Sacher, an aristocratic cake

The Sachertorte is probably the most well known chocolate cake around the world. The original recipe is based on chocolate sponge cake, apricot jam and, then, re-covered with a layer of dark chocolate. Indeed, it is an excellent dessert for chocolate lovers.

Its origin dates back to 1832, when a young Austrian apprentice pastry chef named Franz Sacher, was faced with the arduous task of preparing a cake for a group of aristocratic friends of the Prince of Austria. He was only 16...

The young Sacher presented the "Sachertorte" that delighted all the guests. It was a real success. Years later, as an experienced pastry chef, Franz Sacher founded the Sacher Hotel in Vienna, where you can still go to enjoy the original recipe.