Taryne made the perfect cake for the Baby Shower coffee morning - a sacher torte. The cake has been called the "world's most famous cake since 1832" and consists of a dense chocolate cake meringue based with a thin layer of apricot jam on top, coated in dark chocolate icing on the top and sides. It is traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream. All I can say is yum!
Taryne has shared the recipe below, as well as she had the cute idea of topping the cake with mini fondant buttons and made some mini cake bunting using our printable bow sheet and some real buttons.
Prep time 40 minutes
Baking time 1 hr 10 minutes
100g dark chocolate, chopped
125g butter, softened
250g brown sugar
150g self raising flour, sifted
25g cocoa powder
60g ground almonds (also called almond meal at health food stores)
110g apricot jam, warmed
200g dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 180oC, grease and line a 22cm cake tin.
Combine chocolate and water; melt together in double boiler or microwave. Remove from heat.
Combine butter and sugar, beat until creamy, add eggs one at a time, mix will look curdled at this stage but will come together later.
Using a wooden spoon stir in sifted flour, cocoa, almond meal and warm chocolate mixture. Mix well and pour into pan.
Bake for 1 hour, and check for doneness by inserting a metal skewer, bake for a further 10 minutes if required.
Stand cake for 10 minutes to cool slightly in tin and then turn out on to wire rack.
Brush cake with melted apricot jam, ice cake when completely cold.
Melt together chocolate and cream in a double boiler or microwave.
Allow to cool slightly to thick cream consistency.