Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Eating in Tallinn, Estonia, part 3: Sacher Torte

As told in the previous post, Tallinn is full of small coffee places serving delicious sweet delicacies and awesome hot chocolates. Here is what I've tried when in one of those "oh so awesome" coffee places. I love chocolate, everything with chocolate, so I tried their Sacher Torte. But what is exactly Sacher Torte? Well it's a kind of chocolate cake: The cake consists of two layers of dense, not overly sweet chocolate cake (traditionally a sponge cake) with a thin layer of apricot jam in the middle and dark chocolate icing on the top and sides. It is traditionally served with whipped cream without any sugar in it, as most Viennese consider the Sachertorte too "dry" to be eaten on its own.(source of definition: wikipedia).
And this cake is so delicious, I especially loved the thick dark chocolate icing. At each bite, it was melting slowly in my mouth. So chocolaty!  So next goal in my baking adventure: mastering in Sacher Torte! And when I do so, I will share my recipe with you!


  1. I have this item on my to do list. This particular cake does make for an amazing presentation and the flavor is heavenly. I look forward to seeing your creation!

  2. You are living in the lap of luxury - so lucky :D
    What a decadent wonderful torte!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Brown Butter m&m Cookies

  3. Oh what a treat! And don't worry, it's not overtly complicated, my mom makes it all the time. You didn't mention that the Sachertorte is NOT an Estonian speciality but a typically Austrian one; Viennese to be more precise. The "original" Sachertorte has been invented, it is said, in the 19th century by one of the Official Bakers to the Imperial Court, whose coffee place is still open today (Café Demel). Yet the "original" recipe, as decided by a judge some years ago (yeah, they go to court for things like these in Austria!), is now the one they propose in the Hotel & Café Sacher, one of the best and most expensive adresses in Vienna. Nice to see they do the Sachertorte in Talinn as well!

  4. The day when you'll bake that one, I wanna be there to eat it with you :D



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