You’ll fall in love with these chocolate Sacher cake recipes at first bite. Get inspired!

If you are a lover of all things chocolate, look no further.

These fantastic Sachertorte recipes will totally blow your mind.

The procedures and ingredients are inspired by leading Austrian pastry shops, so nothing can beat the taste of these cakes.

Real Sacher cake

If you follow all the procedures described in this recipe, you will be rewarded with a delicious chocolate dessert that will taste almost like it came from Café Sacher Wien. (We write almost, because the original recipe of the cake has been kept secret for almost 200 years.)

On the corpus

  1. 130 g dark chocolate (min. cocoa content 55%)
  2. Vanilla pod (can be replaced with vanilla extract)
  3. 150 g of softened butter
  4. 100 g of powdered sugar
  5. 6 eggs
  6. 100 g of granulated sugar
  7. 140 g plain flour
  8. 200 g of apricot jam

For the frosting

  1. 200 g of powdered sugar
  2. 150 g dark chocolate (min. cocoa content 55%)

For decoration

  1. Unsweetened whipped cream for decoration


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees
  2. Line the bottom of the cake pan with baking paper and grease the sides and sprinkle with flour
  3. Melt 130 g of chocolate with granulated sugar in a water bath
  4. Let it cool slightly
  5. In a large bowl, beat softened butter with icing sugar and vanilla
  6. Mix until bubbles appear in the batter
  7. Separate the whites from the yolks
  8. And mix only the egg yolks into the butter mixture
  9. When the yolks are well combined with the butter mixture, we start mixing in the melted chocolate
  10. Beat the egg whites with sugar to a firm consistency
  11. Then carefully mix with the chocolate-butter mixture
  12. Sift the flour over the resulting mixture
  13. Carefully mix all the ingredients
  14. Pour the batter into the cake pan and smooth its surface
  15. Bake the cake for approximately 10-15 minutes on the middle rack
  16. The oven door must be slightly ajar (the width of a finger)
  17. After 15 minutes, close the oven and bake for another 50 minutes
  18. When the cake is ready, take it out of the oven and loosen the cake pan
  19. Turn it out onto a wire rack and let it cool for 20 minutes, then remove the baking paper and let it cool completely
  20. Cut the cake evenly in half
  21. Heat the apricot jam and mix it well
  22. Spread it on both halves of the cake, place one on top of the other and spread the jam on the sides of the cake as well
  23. For the glaze, prepare 125 ml of water in a saucepan and add powdered sugar to it
  24. Cook the mixture at a high temperature for about 5 minutes
  25. Remove the sugar syrup from the heat and let it cool
  26. Cut the chocolate into small pieces and gradually mix it into the syrup
  27. A thick glaze should form
  28. Pour the still lukewarm frosting onto the surface of the cake and quickly spread it evenly
  29. We have to let the glaze harden for several hours
  30. Sacher cake is served decorated with whipped cream
Chocolate cake with whipped cream and caramel candy.

The best Sacher cake

Enjoy a piece of chocolate heaven. A dessert that is perhaps the main tourist attraction in Vienna and long queues to try it, even in bad weather. You can bake it in your kitchen in just a few steps. And enjoy it with Viennese coffee in the warmth of your home.

What will we need

On the corpus

  1. 130 g plain flour
  2. ½ baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon of salt
  4. 230 g of permitted butter
  5. 230 g of granulated sugar
  6. 8 whole eggs
  7. 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  8. 170 g dark chocolate

For filling

  1. 500 g of apricot jam
  2. 60 ml of quality rum
  3. 110 g of butter
  4. 170 g dark chocolate
  5. 2 tablespoons corn syrup/honey/maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line the bottom of the cake pan with baking paper or grease with butter and sprinkle with flour
  3. Grease the sides of the mold with butter and sprinkle with flour
  4. Melt the chocolate in a water bath
  5. Let the melted chocolate cool
  6. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl
  7. In the second bowl, rub the softened butter with half of the granulated sugar
  8. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract
  9. Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine all the ingredients
  10. Add the dry ingredients and mix again to form a uniform dough
  11. Mix the cooled chocolate into the dough
  12. Beat the egg whites until stiff
  13. Slowly add the rest of the sugar and beat the snow to a firm consistency
  14. The snow is then carefully mixed into the dough so that the dough is whole
  15. Pour the dough into the prepared form and flatten it
  16. Bake the cake for approximately 45-50 minutes, until you can remove a clean toothpick from the center of the cake
  17. Then take out the cake and cool it for 10 minutes, still closed in the form
  18. Then take it out of the mold onto a metal grid and let it cool completely
  19. Mix the rum into the apricot jam
  20. Cut the cake in half and anoint the inside with marmalade
  21. Place the halves on top of each other and cover the entire surface of the cake with the remaining marmalade
  22. Let the cake rest like this for at least 1 hour
  23. Heat the chocolate over a water bath, then add the butter and stir until both melt and combine
  24. Add the syrup to the mixture
  25. Pour the warm glaze over the cake and spread it all over the cake
  26. Let the icing on the Sachr cake harden before serving it

If you store the finished cake in the cold of the refrigerator for one or two days, its taste will intensify, thanks to the apricot marmalade, which will soak into the body.

Whole cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate pennies.

Sacher cake with apples

Classic chocolate dough supplemented with apples, which give the entire cake even more elasticity than with the original recipe. We recommend not eating the cake right away, but letting it sit in the fridge for a few days and the softness of the apples, together with the marmalade, will do their magic.

What will we need

  1. 100 g cane sugar
  2. 100 g of wholemeal flour
  3. 10 g of baking powder
  4. A teaspoon of cinnamon
  5. 200 g of apples
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 110 g of oil
  8. 70 g white chocolate (roughly grated)
  9. 175 g of high-quality dark chocolate
  10. 75 g cream (48%)


  1. Mix sugar, flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl
  2. Mix and add grated apple, egg and oil
  3. Mix the dough to combine
  4. Pour the batter into a cake tin lined with baking paper or greased with butter
  5. Bake the cake at 180 degrees for approximately 35-40 minutes
  6. For the frosting, melt the dark chocolate in a water bath
  7. When the chocolate is melted, add the cream and cook
  8. When the cake is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool
  9. Pour the chocolate glaze over the cooled cake and sprinkle with pieces of white chocolate
  10. Let the cake harden before serving

As we know, there are many cakes, but if you haven’t found your favorite yet, explore these recipes for sweet and savory cakes , where you will definitely find it.

Soft chocolate cake filled with grated apples.

Vegan Sachertorte

A somewhat unconventional presentation of this dessert. We have to meet the needs of a wide audience and veganism is a very popular lifestyle, so we are coming up with a vegan version of this cake.

What will we need

  1. 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  2. 200 g non-dairy chocolate
  3. 2 cups of gluten-free flour
  4. ½ cup cocoa
  5. 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
  6. teaspoon of salt
  7. cup of applesauce
  8. 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  9. a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  10. spoon of apple cider vinegar
  11. 2 cups non-dairy milk (almond, soy, oat)
  12. 150 g of apricot jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Grease the cake tin with vegetable fat and line the bottom with baking paper
  3. Melt the coconut oil with the chocolate in a water bath
  4. Before the chocolate melts, sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and mix
  5. In a separate bowl, mix applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, vinegar and non-milk
  6. Mix the wet ingredients together
  7. Stirring constantly, pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until completely combined
  8. Add the chocolate mixture and mix again
  9. Pour half of the dough into the prepared form
  10. Place the mold with the dough in the oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes
  11. We’ll do a stick test
  12. When the skewer comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 5 minutes
  13. Then we remove the form from it
  14. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough, bake for the same amount of time
  15. Let both bodies cool completely before applying the marmalade
  16. Spread jam on one half and fold the other half
Vegan chocolate cake with apricot jam.

If you want to have a Sacher cake with frosting, melt some of the chocolate you used for the filling and pour it on the surface.
If you don’t mind a slightly more crumbly body, you can bake the entire cake batter at once. Bake for about 40 minutes and then cover the top with foil (otherwise it will burn) and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Let cool and unmold. Spread with apricot jam and it’s done.

Lava cakes

Here we have prepared for you a real cherry on the cake among chocolate recipes. You probably won’t find a more chocolatey dessert. If you want this recipe to be really famous, use chocolate that contains more than 55% chocolate.

What will we need

  1. 120 g of butter
  2. 170 g dark chocolate
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 egg yolks
  5. 75 g of sugar
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. 2 tablespoons plain flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees
  2. Grease small baking tins with butter and sprinkle with flour
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate in a water bath
  4. Next, in a bowl, beat the eggs with the yolks, sugar and salt
  5. The dough must thicken
  6. Beat the chocolate until smooth and quickly mix it into the egg mixture together with the flour
  7. Pour the dough into the prepared molds
  8. And bake at a high temperature for 12 minutes, until the sides of the cakes are firm and the centers are soft
  9. Remove the cakes and let them cool for a minute
  10. Then cover the top of the cake with a plate and turn it out
  11. The cake must be served immediately

To make this Sacher cake recipe really famous, use chocolate that contains more than 55% chocolate.

Chocolate lava cake with strawberry.

Great cake goes well with great coffee. But for that you need a quality coffee maker. If you are missing one of these at home and you are thinking about buying one, check out these reviews of the best lever coffee makers that the market has to offer. Or, as already mentioned above, brew a traditional Viennese coffee and complete your Viennese adventure from the comfort of your couch watching your favorite movie.

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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