World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Sacher-Torte

Listed under Original Gifts in Vienna, Austria.

  • Photo of Sacher-Torte
  • Photo of Sacher-Torte
  • Photo of Sacher-Torte
Photo of Sacher-Torte
Photo by flickr user Gog Llundain
Pin It

In the midst of Vienna's beauty and romance, on the very site where Antonio Vivaldi's house once stood, a cake of unreasonable deliciousness is made, at the Hotel Sacher. It was invented by Franz Sacher in 1832, in honour of Prince Metternich, an eminent and well-liked politician of his day, and the recipe is, of course, a secret. Much imitated but, it is said, never quite trumped in terms of tastiness, it consists of two layers of thickly-textured chocolate sponge, sandwiching a layer of sweet apricot jam and covered in chocolate icing. A hundred per cent organic and preservative-free, it is traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream and a cup of coffee. Accept no imitations and order some online!

Available online here.

Written by  larapiegeler.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

Café Sacher and Café Sperl

I know everyone raves of Café Sacher (www.sacher.com) and yes, the sacher torte was spectacular, but a café I really enjoyed was Café Sperl (www.cafesperl.at). Sperl is somewhat away from all the touristy hustle and bustle.

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Akubra

    Never having incorporated a single dangling cork since their 1874 origination in Hobart, Tasmania, Akubra hats are the epitome …

  • Double-H Boots

    If you bought your western-style boots from an ‘alternative’ shop just off the high street and they don't feel quite as mean as…

  • Peruvian Alpaca Ponchos

    During the time of the Inca Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries, the wool of the alpaca was valued so highly that only royalt…

Related links

Contribute to this page