Monday, 19 April 2010

Best Sachetorte


If I write I enjoyed my days without beeing busy blogging or bloghopping, it will sound like I don't like my blog or bloghopping.
Which is not true, what I mean is even though I like my blog and drooling over the creations my friends whipp up in their place, it was nice just to concentrate on other things.

We went for movies, watched few dvd's, went to other cities, did some shopping and then ate and ate and ate.
Most of the evening I did something special and then also we had parties at home and went for party etc.... oh and made few cocktails at home.

I was telling my MIL yesterday when I was in her place that I can feel my fat curls when I sit down.

I have made a Sachertorte before but here we think this one is far better than the earlier one and for sure I am going to stick to this recipe.
The sponge is really light, you do have to spike them with some kind of boose or if you don't like booze you should moist them with sugar syrup otherwise the sponge is dry as there is no butter in them.
When ever there is a new post I try to go to Deeba's place Passionate about baking. And I am always in awe with her decorating skills and I asked her once how she is doing a particular decoration and she was kind enough to post a video in her place.
Mine is not perfect, but then for the first time i think it is ok.

I have been using this basic sponge recipe for lots of cakes as with this recipe I have a really smooth top. It is a recipe from a Belgian Pastry chef.

For the sponge cake. (Biscuit)

3 eggs
90 gm sugar
60 gm flour
30 gm cacao powder

Butter a 20 cm round cake tin with melted butter (do it twice and add a parchment paper under.In a bowl add the eggs together with the sugar ( in a double bolier or on top of a warm water pan) beat them till they reach 37°c.
Take them out if the pan and beat them till the mixtures is cold, by the time it will look really white.
Add the sieved flour and cacao powder fold into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin.And bake them in a preheated oven 180°c for 20 to 23 minutes.
Mine took just 18 minutes to bake.When the cake is baked turn the upside down and let it cool in a dry tea towel.

Couple of tbsp of Apricot jam
Few tbsp od rum or any other liquer

For the chocolate icing. Recipe from the Brittish pastry chef James Martin.

175 gm dark chocolate chopped
150 ml double cream
2 tsp glucose.

Melt the chocolazte with cream, in a bowl over simmering water. Then remove from the bowl from the heat and stir in the glucose to give a coating consistency.

Cut the cake horizontally and sprinkle few tbsp of any kinf of liquour on both the halfs. And spread few tbsp of warmed apricot jam on one slice and sandwithc with the other slice.
Brush the top and the sides with the left over jam and then pour the chocolate icing over the cake.
Leave it to set. You can make the cake the night before and leave the icing to set in the kitchen counter. Don't keep in the fridge that never seems to work well.
For the decoration i melted a bit of white chocolate with a bit of butter.

50 comments:

Laavanya said...

Oh my that looks pretty and must've tasted awesome!

Deeba PAB said...

Sweetheart, that is one neat and gorgeous looking cake. WHOA ... it's delicious looking too! Do I get a slice? I'm inspired by the fact that you were inspired by me... big THANK YOU!!

Aparna said...

The cake is lovely and the decoration is beautiful. You have a great mentor. :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Your sachetorte is beautiful and sounds totally delicious!

Happy Cook said...

Lavanya thankyou

Aparna yeah I am geting really good ideas from Deeba

Deeba thankyou, you know you are my inspiration in making different cakes :-)

ruchikacooks said...

the decoration is simply superb...cake looks delicious..

Elina said...

Wowwwwwww - that looks amazing. Now I want cake. Bad. You have great decorating skills, btw, be proud of your accomplishments! :)

elra said...

Wow, it does look like the best Sachetorte ever!

Kamalika said...

Such a perfect cake....just wishing to have a bite right now...so teempting...

Pavithra Srihari said...

very yummy .. love ur decoration

SathyaSridhar said...

Finla,,,woooow cake looks simply superb dear nicely decorated perfect dear..

DEESHA said...

that looks really beautiful.. yummy cake

Aps said...

U Said the decor is ok???? My My u lie so much... its so neat nd so much times better thn mine... I told u i drool luking at ur bakes.... :)
They r just yum :) Nd luvd the duckie around

Gulmohar said...

Gorgeous cake...Haven't tried Sachetorte at home :-) Thanks for inspiring..got to try this soon :D

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Cake has come out real perfect....i love all ur cake collection....chocolate duck is really cute:)

Kalyani said...

wow looks beautiful & delicious ......

srikars kitchen said...

Very cute & yummy.. nice click.. delicious..

Peter M said...

When I first visited Vienna, I made sure to try the original Sacher Torte at the hotel (Sacher).

Your version looks fabulous and you've taken me back to the hotel where I first had this.

MaryMoh said...

That's really beautiful. Love your decoration. I love Deeba's bakes too. It's always so inspirational.

Priya said...

Such a cute and tempting sachetorte, looks awesome..

indosungod said...

I have never left your place without wanting to visit you HC. Lovely torte.

Snooky doodle said...

I like how you decorated the cake! looks delicious too!

Soma said...

You have done it beautifully Finla!! Can I have a slice.

Gloria said...

Sachetorte is one of my favorites (I made sometimes for my birthday!)
and your look absolutely georgeous Happy Cook, and I love Deeba and her blog, lovely and awesome recipes and a lovely person too! cheers, gloria

Cilantro said...

Amazing looking cake, my daughter loves anything and everything with chocolate.

Sandy said...

I love love love sachetorte. It's the finest! YUM.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely cake... so well done...

Superchef said...

WOW!! That is just toally out of the world! Awesome is the word! love the decoration on it..

Ann said...

The ganache came out really well on the cake, it looks really nice and professional. i just started playing around with ganache and cake decorating, so I have a long way to go!

sowmya's creative saga said...

beautiful ..looks so good and delicious...

Srimathi said...

You think this is not perfect? come on, it looks great.

Parita said...

Thats gorgeous torte HC!

suma said...

Very pretty indeed! This sponge from Deeba is one of my favs too, am itching to make this kind of design on a cake since ages...

Maria said...

hey that's one pretty cake! I've bee planning to bake this since along time, but never happened :( Your cake is tempting me to give it a try...hopefully sometime soon...

tigerfish said...

It looks perfect to me!

Angie's Recipes said...

It looks beyond pretty! So chocolatey!

Faiza Ali said...

Lovely looking cake with lovely decoration. Yummmmmmy yummmm.

Shalet said...

I really like the pictures. My oven broke down, else i would have tried this one for sure!

Rina said...

looks so yummy and delicious...

Bong Mom said...

The cake is so very lovely. I loved the decoration on there, very pretty

Sumi said...

cake is very pretty...I too saw that video in deeba blog, an have bookmarked it.willtry it out sometime..

Cham said...

F have u opened a bakery? That looks very professional! Great work of art!

Sushma Mallya said...

very lovely cake, superb clicks..

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Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I love Sacher Torte and I make it at least twice a year! Yours looks fantastic!!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

this is absolutely divine... can i get a slice!!

sra said...

That cake is so very pretty, with that lovely design. Now I wish I own a dress like that - more permanent than cake, isn't it? :-D

Anh said...

Beautifully decorated cake you have there! The pattern is lovely.

Suma Gandlur said...

Hope you enjoyed the break. Sometimes, when we go on a break, it is hard to come back, especially in my case. :)
The cake looks really gorgeous. As I mentioned sometime before, you appear as if baking all the time.

Lien said...

This is a serious good looking sacher torte!! I'd love a slice with my coffee right now!