Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sacher Torte

It's May 20th which means it's my wedding anniversary!  It's also the day for my Cake Slice Bakers reveal.  We continue to bake from Roger Pizey's World Class Cakes book.  All of the choices this month looked enticing, but as May is also the month of my favorite helper's birthday, and she only has one flavor, the Sacher Torte was my obvious choice.

The Sacher Torte is a deep chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache.  I made the cake almost as described.  I used bittersweet chocolate (60%) instead of the 70% called for in the recipe because of the expense.  Traditionally, the cake has the letter S or the word Sacher on top, but ours had a letter L for Laura.


The finished cake

My best helper blowing out her candles
The cake was a big hit!  Everyone enjoyed it, and I expect to get requests for it in the future.
It tasted as good as it looked

9 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary and happy birthday to your little helper! We really enjoyed this cake as well. I am sure it will be making more appearances!

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  2. Happy anniversary! I hoped your little one who shares the same name as me also enjoyed it, its looks delicious!

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  3. Happy anniversary! What a great cake to use for a celebration. Looks great.

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  4. Happy anniversary! I love that you traded out the S for an L for your favorite little helper. Your cake looks delicious and I bet you have a lot of requests for it, and you may have to change the name to a Kim Torte :)

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad it turned out well and was a hit!

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  6. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to your girl!
    Your cake looks wonderful! This was one of my choice to bake, but in the end made the pineapple coconut cake instead. One of these days, I will give this a try!

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  7. Happy anniversary and Happy birthday to Lovely 'L'! Love that cake crumb texture!

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  8. Happy Anniversary and many wishes for many more! I think making cakes will keep your husband happy for a very long time. This chocolate torte looks soooo delicious!

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  9. Ohhh that ganache!! Looks so good :) Happy birthday to Miss 'L'!!! I hope she had a wonderful day!

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