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


Do you know the story that lies behind the great classics of patisserie, such as the Sachertorte, the Tatin or the Paris-Brest? Do you know how to make bean-to-bar chocolate? Or do you know when and how the Easter "monas" emerged?

The Chocopedia is a new initiative by Chocovic that will try to answer the questions above as well as others related to the patisserie world and chocolate. With Chocopedia, we want to convey and share our experience and knowledge with all the lovers of sweet gastronomy.

Sachertorte, the 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 confectionery apprentice called Franz Sacher found himself involved in the hard job of preparing a cake for a group of aristocrats who were friends with the Prince of Austria. He was just 16 years old…

The young Sacher presented the “Sachertorte”, which all the guests loved. It was a real success. Years later, when Sacher was already an experienced pastry chef, he founded the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, where still nowadays the original recipe can be enjoyed.