When one of Austria’s most famous culinary inventions arrives at your doorstep, you eat it (an entire half of it, actually). My awesome brother sent me an Original Sacher Torte straight from the Hotel Sacher in Austria and I devoured it.
Quick history lesson – the Sacher Torte was created in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich of Austria. The dessert consists of a chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam, coated in chocolate icing.
The Sacher Torte was delicious! Two layers of apricot jam were sandwiched between the outer layer of chocolate icing and the sponge base. The cake itself was fairly coarse while the unsweetened chocolate icing had a bitter taste to it. The apricot jam was just enough to let you know it was there, but quickly gave way to the overwhelming chocolate flavors.
I don’t plan on being in Austria anytime soon, but if you’re ever around Hotel Sacher, stop by and order up a Sacher Torte. You won’t regret it!