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Sacher-Torte

Listed under Original Gifts in Vienna, Austria.

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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!

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Written by  larapiegeler.

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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.

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