Sacher Torte

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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to moderately 160°C (325F.).
  • Grease a deep 23 cm round cake pan. Line the base with a good baking paper.
  • Combine the chocolate and water in a small saucepan. stir over a low heat until the chocolate is melted. Cool. (you can use the microwave for this step. Be very careful not to overcook the chocolate).
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until well combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well between addition.
  • Stir in sifted flour, almond meal and cocoa.
  • Stir in the chocolate mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 70 minutes.
  • When cooked allow the cake to stand in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • When the cake has cooled, split the cake in half. Sandwich together with the apricot jam.
  • Return the cake to the wire rack and cover the entire cake wiith a thin layer of ganache. Work the ganache over the cake quickly before it has time to set.
  • To make the ganache: heat the chocolate and cream in a double saucepan or in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until the chocolate has melted. Strain the ganache before spreading over the cake.
  • Decorate: the torte is traditionally decorated by writing, in chocolate, the word "Sacher" a top of the cake.
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