Sacher torte

Sacher torte

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery

Lawsuits have been fought over the right to call a cake by this name. This recipe is close to the one served at the Hotel Sacher in Vienna.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
185g cooking chocolate
155g butter
345g caster sugar
2 tablespoons rum
1 tablespoon water
5 eggs, separated
225g plain flour
apricot jam

Chocolate glaze

Quantity Ingredient
90g chocolate, chopped
190ml cream
285g caster sugar
1 teaspoon golden syrup
1 egg
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

Method

  1. Melt chocolate in a small heatproof bowl over simmering water, then cool.
  2. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Stir rum and water into cooled chocolate and add to creamed mixture, beating well.
  3. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in sifted flour. Beat egg whites until stiff, and fold through cake mixture lightly until just incorporated.
  4. Divide mixture between 2 greased, lined and floured 20 cm sandwich tins. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (180°C) for 40–45 minutes or until a fine skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. When cold, sandwich together with warmed and sieved apricot jam.
  5. To make chocolate glaze, combine chocolate, cream, sugar and golden syrup in a small heavy saucepan. Stir constantly over low heat until chocolate and sugar melt. Increase heat to medium and cook, without stirring, for 5 minutes or to soft ball stage (mixture forms a soft ball when a little is dropped into cold water).
  6. Lightly beat egg and stir in 4 tablespoons of chocolate mixture. Return this to remaining chocolate mixture in pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 3–4 minutes or until glaze coats back of spoon thickly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool to room temperature before using.
  7. Place cake on a wire rack over a baking tray. Pour glaze onto cake and smooth with a palette knife. When glaze stops dripping, transfer cake to a serving plate and refrigerate for 3 hours. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
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