There is perhaps nothing more elegant than a Sachertorte. During a visit to Vienna, I tried the original Sacher Torte at Café Sacher. It was so delicious that I had to bake it myself straightaway. I think this version is it pretty close.
Thank you so much. This is a fabulous cake! It's rich, yet very light and delicious! I would recommend that anyone having a go at this cake for the first time, do as I did, have a 2nd pair of hands (for whipping the egg whites) unless you are unflappable. I tweaked this recipe only slightly. I added a little alcohol to the jam, apricot brandy, to help preserve it (my excuse and I am sticking to it) and I added a little vanilla bean paste to the glaze, to calm the dark chocolate taste. According to some recipes, it is best to make the cake one day, apply jam the next day, let it set a few hours then glaze, then serve the torte on the following day, which is what I did. Very pleased with the results. - 12 Dec 2017
What a lot of work! But truly worth it! Really enjoyed this cake, as did all the greedy members of my family! Tricky glazing it with the chocolate but overall a success! - 11 Feb 2012