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Sachertorte is a classic Austrian chocolate cake with a filling of apricot jam and a dark chocolate icing.


Makes: 1 cake

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 200g butter
  • 180g sugar
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 250g cake flour, sifted (or plain flour)
  • pinch salt
  • 200g apricot jam
  • 200g dark chocolate cake icing

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Pour in the chocolate while continuing to beat.
  2. Beat in the egg yolks. Stir in the flour at little at a time while beating. Add pinch of salt. Preheat oven to 140 degrees C.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff then fold gently into the chocolate mixture. Stir until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured springform tin and level with a knife. Bake 1 hour.
  4. Slice the cake in half horizontally. Heat the apricot jam in a small saucepan.
  5. Spread jam on both halves of the cake and sandwich back together. Ice the cake evenly with the chocolate icing.

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