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NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY – December 5

NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY – December 5

NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY

Sacher Torte Day encourages us to enjoy our cake on December 5th. Actually, enjoy a torte and you will be enjoying a type of cake. 

Sacher Torte, also known as Sachertorte, is a unique type of chocolate cake. Austrian, Franz Sacher, invented it in 1832. Vienna considers the Sachertorte one of their most famous culinary specialties.  

At the age of 16, Franz Sacher was only an apprentice to the chef when Prince Wenzel Von Metternich ordered a special dessert from the kitchen for his guests. With the chef ill, Sacher stepped in for his superior and created what is known worldwide as the Sacher Torte.

His son, Eduard, went on to perfect this decadent dessert. The Sacher Torte is created with apricot jam between layers of rich, chocolate sponge cake and topped with a layer of chocolate icing.

The original recipe is a secret protected today and served exclusively by the Sacher Hotels in Vienna and Salzburg.

Cake vs. Torte

While cakes and tortes are very similar. In fact, tortes are a type of cake. It’s the ingredients that make a torte a torte. Similar to the ingredients that make an angel food cake bake up light and tall, a torte’s ingredients give it a heavier base and a tighter crumb. Additionally, tortes tend to be layered crosswise with ganache, frosting or fruit. Tortes use very little flour and use ground nuts or breadcrumbs instead.

There a variety of tortes to make. Some tortes only have a couple of layers. However, others stack up thin, beautiful layers full of rich flavor.

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NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY HISTORY

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