Sacher Torte is a decadent chocolate cake with a touch of apricot jam coated in pure chocolate from the capital of desserts. It's The Chocolate Cake.
Cuisine Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
1¼cup/ 140g Flour
1tablespoonBaking powderfollow instruction on packaging
5oz/ 140g Chocolate
10tablespoon/ 140g Butter
2tablespoonHoney or sweetener of choice
7oz/ 200g Apricot jam
5oz/ 140g Chocolate
½cup/ 100ml Heavy Cream
2tablespoon/ 25g Butter
Ø6.5" / 16.5cm Baking form
Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C .
Measure flour and mix baking powder with it.
Melt chocolate in a small bowl, placing it onto a slightly bigger bowl of steaming water. Stir it gradually. When it's melted take it off the heat and let it cool a bit before mixing it with the other ingredients.
Beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Beat butter in a different mixing bowl until soft then put honey and vanilla extract into it. Keep beating until the mixture gets light and fluffy.
Beat egg yolks until fluffy and yellow.
Add the beaten egg yolks to the butter alternating between the flour and melted chocolate (Make sure to use slightly cooled down melted chocolate as if it's too hot it would melt the butter).
Finally carefully fold in the egg whites.
Pour batter into the cake tray and stick it to the preheated oven for 40 minutes to bake.
Check it with a toothpick if it is baked properly.
Place cake base onto a rack and leave it there to cool down.
Whilst the cake is cooling, place the jam into a saucepan to warm it up to get a slightly runny consistency so when it is spread on the cake it's easier to work with.
Cut off the top of the cake to make it level and shape it to circle if necessary.
Cut the base into half horizontally.
Spread half of the apricot jam on the bottom half and place the other half of the cake on top.
Spread the rest of the jam on the top half.
Melt the chocolate, cocoa and the piece of butter.
Pour whipped cream into the saucepan with the chocolate bits.
Stir occasionally until melted chocolate is completely incorporated with the butter and whipped cream.
Pour chocolate icing on top of the cake.
Spread it evenly on top and the side.
Place it in a cool place until the chocolate hardens.
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