Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Sacher-Torte, a must eat delicate in Vienna. The are many cakes but this one is the most famous cake in the world since 1832. Thanks to the secret original recipe the original taste is keeping the same over centuries, as per the comments of to the officials and gourmet’s. It is also known as the Austrian chocolate cake layered with best handmade apricot preserves.
Short history of the Cake
Prince von Metternich gave order, 1832, to his chef to create a new dessert for the Royal Family and his Noble Guests. Because of his illness, the chef gave the instruction to his talented apprentice, 16 years old, Franz Sacher to fulfill the mission. The cake he has made which is still carrying his name has been well received by the Prince. The masterpiece was made with chocolate, handmade apricot jam and whipped cream.
The Cake becomes the Hallmark of the House.
Today the Sacher Torte is one of the symbols of Vienna and is carrying the tradition since centuries.
Where to eat :
The original Sacher Torte is served at the Sacher Hotel which was opened in 1876 by the son of Franz Sacher. The hotel opened by Eduard Sacher is a luxury hotel in the heart of Vienna in the Philharmonikerstrasse directly opposite the Vienna’s Opera and near the Hofburg Palace, Spanish Riding School and museums.
To get the best taste of the famous Cake, order one with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream and don't forget the black coffee.