Sachertorte is a specific type of chocolate cake, or torte, invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties and we can all testify for good reason! I knew we had to have some as part of our recent long weekend in Vienna and in the end it was the first thing we did!
I had initially planned that we would visit some museums first, do some serious sightseeing, have lunch and then as an afternoon treat make our way to Hotel Sacher (where the original one is served) and enjoy a slice of cake and coffee. What really happened was we landed early Friday morning in Vienna, left our bags at the hotel for afternoon check in and headed for the Haus der Musik Musuem. But unknowingly they only open at 10h00, and so we decided to go have a coffee while we wait and after a few turns accidentally found ourselves right in front of the Hotel Sacher. And then I decided it was fate and a great opportunity to throw caution (and health guidelines) to the wind and the girls and I had our first official Cake for Breakfast moment!
It was delicious and we had great fun in their Salon and were on a total sugar high the rest of the day. I have to say it worked out really well, as for the rest of our trip whenever we passed the Cafe there was a queue all the way around the building. So my tip would be for you too to try cake for breakfast! And I think I may just declare it an annual family tradition especially as the 5 December is National Sachertorte Day.