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Easy Sacher Torte

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"Those of us familiar with the famous Viennese Sacher Torte can now make an easy facsimile. Maybe not as rich, but just as tasty!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 2 layer 9 inch round cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Bake cake in two 9 inch pans according to directions. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Place one layer of cake onto a serving plate, brush liberally with rum. Spread apricot jam over the top to 1/2 inch from the edge. Place the second layer on top. Brush with remaining rum. Frost the sides first, then the top with the prepared icing. Clean the edge of the plate with a dry towel.
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Oct 09, 2006

You can't make a real SacherTorte with boxed cake and boxed icing and some jam! Real SacherTorte is dense and moist, but NOT sweet. The "frosting" is more of a chocolate glaze which drizzles down the side of the genoise and buttercream filling with either apricot or raspberry jam. Try again! My Grossmutti is turning over in her grave

Jan 28, 2009

This recipe gets barely 3 stars. It's not a SACHERTORTE, not even close. It's a boxed cake with rum and apricot added to it. Disappointing to say the least. I should have known when it started out with boxed cake!


4 Ratings

Jan 13, 2009

This is an excellent recipe. An authentic sacher torte is apricot, but I have found that orange marmalade is a super substitute. The chocolate cake I made was altered a bit...instead of using water in the mix, use half and half or buttermilk. This makes the cake more moist and flavorful. Add a little Grand marnier for a special treat.


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  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.1 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 429 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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