Monday, 5 October 2009

Sachertorte



Sachertorte is a Chocolat cakechocolate, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 in Vienna, Austria.
It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties.

The Original Sachertorte is only made in Vienna and Salzburg.
The cake consists of two layers of dense, not overly sweet chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam in the middle and dark chocolate icing on the top and sides.
It is traditionally served with whipped cream without any sugar in it, as most Viennese consider the Sachertorte too "dry" to be eaten on its own.
You should visit this original Sachertorte site, I am sure gonna try to make them again and again untillmine is looking as/almost good as the one i see in their place.
Some Two weeks back I read a riview in Deeba's blog about the book 'INDULGE - 100 Perfect Desserts' by Claire Clark, it was such a good read that i fell in love with the book and seconds after reading it I ordered the book :-)
And this sachertorte is the first cake I made from that book.

When Deeba got the book her her son 'Now you have 100 more desserts to try Mama'!! her daughter stopped & stared at every page, falling at her feet begging me to bake stuff out of it.
Deepa I am borrowing your kids to my place.



Ingridients:
125 gm/4 1/2 oz unsalted butter at room temperature
125 gm / 4 1/2 oz caster sugar
6 Medium eggs seperated
125 gm/ 4 1/2 oz dark chocolate ( 70% cocoa solids) melted
125 gm / 4 1/2 oz plain flour
a pinch of salt
200 gm apricot preserve ( I used double as hubby likes a lot of preserve in between this particular cake than a very thin layer)
For the glaze
115 gm / 2 oz caster sugar
6 tbsp of water (Next time I might use 4 tbsp of water)
115 gm / 4 oz dark chocolate ( 70% Cacoa solids) finley chopped/
Preheat the oven to 180°c/ 350°F / Gas mark 4. Butter a deep 20 cm/8 inch cake tin and line the base with baking pardchment. Butter the paper , then dust the paper and the sides of the tin with flour.

Cream the butter and three guaters of the sugar together untill light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, then stir in the melted chocolate. Sift the flour and gentley fold it in, using a large metal spoon.

In a seperate bowl whisk the eggwhites with the remaining sugar and the salt untill they form a stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter 2 tbsp at a time. Be carfeull not to over mix, as this will make the cake heavy.

Trabsfer the cake mix into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour., intill a skewer is inserted in the center comes out clean.
Leave the cake in the tin for 15 minutes before turning it upside down on to a wire rack to cool completley.
Leave the cake overnight if is is possible so that the cake is easier to handle.
I didn't do it, i made the cake in the morning and kept made the ganache in the evening and spread it over the cake and then left the cake the whole night to harden it up.
Cut then cake in half horizontally and place the bottom on a half . Bring the apricot preserve to the boil in a small pan and strain it through a fine sieve. Brush a layer of preserve over the bottom half of the cake. Sandwitch the top and bottom half together and preserve down gentley to level the top.
Place the cake on a wire rack and brush the sides and the top with the remaining strained preserve.

To make the glaze.
Put the sugar and the water in a pan and stir well to dissolve the sugar, then bring to boil iver a medium heat. Remove from the heat and immediately add the chocolate. Stri gentley to form a smooth, bubble free glaze.
Fast or heavy mixing will create too many air bubbles and give an unpleseant finish to your torte.
Immediatelt pour the glaze from the cake abnd working quickly, use a paletter knife to push the glaze from the center of the cake over the sides.
To give a smooth finishe try to do this with as few movements of the palette knife as possible.
Leave the glaze to set ( i did overnight) before cutting and serving the cake.
To give a smooth finish
Sending this to Meeta's MM which is hosted at Aparna's , the theme is High Tea this month

50 comments:

Aparna said...

This looks very, very good to me. This is one cake (I should say torte) I like.
Was this for weekend coffee?
Thanks for joining us at High Tea.
I think I'm here first after a long time. :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow looks superb...so delicious...wish i could have one piece of it..looks really tempting seeing those lovely pic

Priya said...

Wat a gorgeous sachertorte HC..am drooling rite now here..cant take my eyes from the loaf..

Angie's Recipes said...

Love Sachertorte....only wish my pants are not getting tighter and tighter.... sighs....

Angie's Recipes

Maria♥ said...

Oh I love Sachertorte, only ever made it once and it was delish! Your cake looks lovely.

Maria
x

forkbootsandapalette said...

tried this eons back didnt turn out so good..will give this recipe a shot..looks neat

Prathibha said...

oh that looks so moist n yummy..even I m in a mood of baking,I will bake something today r tomm..

sowmya.s said...

hey i saw this in my cakebook..looks fantastic ...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Thats a perfect cake... Looks lovely and pefect for high tea...

indosungod said...

Temptation this early in the morning! Looks so very good.

notyet100 said...

omg,...looks yum...

lissie said...

you are a super baker, F! Sachertorte looks so tempting...!

Cham said...

That would be an elegant tea party with these decadent choco cake!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

YUM YUM YUM...what a dleish looking cake. Thank you for the kind words, and you are welcome to have my kids. I'm going to Fedex them to you immediately, and you have to deal with the whole package thingy...not just the dessert cravings! LOL! I have to try this soon.
PS the cake in the header pic is my hubs bday cake. He seems to get a pink cake for PINK OCTOBER almost every year!!

Ivy said...

That chocolate cake looks very tempting and delicious.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, this sachertorte looks perfectly decadent and so wonderfully delicious! I would so love a slice!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Wow...the cake has come out beautifully, perfect bake. Looks so tempting....Thank u stopping by kothiyavunu leaving a sweet comments..

Rina said...

Wow!! this looks so delicious Happy...real indulgence...for now seeing is eating for me..

Sunshinemom said...

I am coming for the high tea if you are going to bring along such delicacies!:)

Looks so good!

Soma said...

How pretty!
Can you send me some?

HC: i goofed up in Twitter. I followed your request & send u one then I realized I was logged in to my hubby's account:-).. yikes. just ignore that request & I will send you one .. crazy me!

Meera said...

Wow! I am drooling here. It looks perfect. Never heard of this cake before. Loved it.

Elra said...

I am loving this classic, delicious and decadent dessert.

Gloria said...

Happy Cook, this is my favorite torte! and this lookk awesome, I love this, xxgloria

meeso said...

This is interesting, I like that It's not overly sweet, and the apricot jam in the middle sound interesting. I'm going to bookmark so I can try this sometime :) It looks beautiful!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That is one decadent cake! Looks great!

Vani said...

Looks decadently delicious, HC!

Pari said...

Hi. The torte looks so inviting, especially when loaded with chocolate.

Juliana said...

Oh! What a nice torte, so elegant and love the history behind :-)

rekhas kitchen said...

I can't say no for this yummmmmmmmmmm so tempting to try this one great.........

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This is certainly death by chocolate! Wow!

Cynthia said...

If only I were a chocoholic!

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

WOW!! Looks soo good!!

Peter M said...

I ate the original Sacher Torte in the Sacher Hotel in Vienna...it's a must for anyone visiting Vienna. This home version will tide people over in the meantime!

Shri said...

It looks fantastic!I love Apricot preserves any preserves for that matter too:D

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Gorgeous.. laye cake... Will book mark it.. to try !!

I m new here... Do sneak a peek in my space when time permits.

Srivalli said...

Thats very lovely F, you make so many cakes, I wish you stayed next door!

Bong Mom said...

Me too, please adopt me and my daughter too. You make stuff I haven't even heard of

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

This is on my loooong to-bake list. Yours look fabulous!

Sanghi said...

Wonderful cake dear.. Good layout, nice to see you in the profile photo..! Do try to participate in my FIL-ghee event..!

Miri said...

Thats one gorgeous torte!!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i love it very much...i have seen it in maratha'a book "baking"..but didn giv a try as im nt good in making cakes..this is a visual treat happy cook.. :) i asked ur name several times..then is that your photo in profile????? REPLY....

Happy cook said...

Leena it is my picture in the profile and name is will mail you :-)

Chitra said...

tat looks perfect and delish :)

Dhanggit said...

This is divine HappyCook!! I just forgot about dieting when I saw that hehehe wouln't mind eating three slices :-D

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm going to have to check out that book. It sounds inspiring. Your cake looks rich and delicious!

Cakelaw said...

This looks great HC - I have wanted to make this myself for a long time, but always get side-tracked.

Karine said...

I did not know sachertorte before and wow, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Nags said...

wow! the ganache has set so well.. looks good :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks too good, yummm.

Namratha said...

I've been eyeing the Sachertorte in my baking book, you inspire me to try it!!