In which I try my hand at a Austrian cake recipe...

So following a straw poll of Network as to a difficult cake to finish off my term of CAOS cakes I settled on Sachertorte. A traditional Austrian cake recipe invented in 1832 by Franz Sacher.


  • 350 g dark chocolate (50--55% cocoa)
  • 110 g unsalted butter
  • 110 g golden caster sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 110 g plain flour
  • ½ baking powder
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 2 tsps glycerine/liquid glucose
  • 2 tsps apricot jam


  • Remove from cake tin and allow to cool.
  • Melt the cream and chocolate together and then add glycerine.
  • Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little while applying apricot jam to the top of the cake.
  • Pour the chocolate icing over the top of the cake.
  • Allow to set for 2-3 hours (Optional: Drive to Liverpool to get a new passport).
  • Enjoy!

Apparently the cake improves after 2-3 days so I baked two and will be testing the other one tonight at Network :) Thanks again to my cake baking assistant!

Tom Out!