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Sacher torte

The history of Sacher Torte

Elegant combination of pillowy chocolate cake and apricot jam covered in delicious dark chocolate.

The Sacher Torte is a delicious chocolate dessert named after its creator, Franz Sacher. The history of this famous cake dates back to the 19th century.

In 1832, Prince Wenzel von Metternich, the Chancellor of the Austrian Empire, tasked his chef with creating a special dessert for an important event. However, the chef fell ill and couldn't prepare the dessert, so the task was handed over to his 16-year-old apprentice, Franz Sacher.

Young Franz embraced the challenge and crafted an exceptional chocolate cake, consisting of a base of fluffy chocolate sponge cake with a thin layer of apricot jam, all covered with a glossy chocolate glaze. The result was a resounding success at the event, and the cake received enthusiastic praise.

Sacher torte

After that moment, Franz Sacher's cake quickly gained popularity and became a delicacy at the famous Hotel Sacher in Vienna, founded by Franz's son, Eduard Sacher, in 1876. The hotel remains a reference for savoring the authentic Sacher Torte to this day.

The Sacher Torte has become a symbol of Austrian gastronomy and a renowned dessert worldwide, delighting numerous chocolate lovers with its unique and exquisite flavor.