About the Coffee that Invented a CakeThe story behind Cafe Sacher is particularly interesting. It takes place in 1832, when the Austrian Prince Wenzel von Metternich asks his personal chef to invent a special dessert for very important guests who are supposed to arrive. The chef was not feeling well and had to leave for the day. He gave the task to one of his young sous-chefs, a sixteen-year-old boy, Franz Sacher. The young man was not taken aback, and thought openly and creatively. It was the moment when one of the most famous desserts in history, the Sacher Tart, was born.
So what is the Sacher Tart? - Three layers of chocolate sponge cake, between which is apricot jam, coated with velvety chocolate topped with tempting whipped cream.
After 44 years, Sacher's son decided to open Hotel Sacher, which soon became a favorite among the nobility. The cake immediately became part of the cafe's menu and is still served there.
During the years of the famous dessert, Sacher's grandson decided to sell the exclusive recipe of the tart to the prestigious Viennese coffee shop, Demel. This is why even today you can hear the argument over where the original Sacher Tart was sold. In Demal, the location of the used jam is different, it comes under the glaze and not between the layers of sponge. The dispute reached the courtroom, where it was decided that only Cafe Sacher could call the cake, "original Sacher Tart."
Of course you can also find cream cakes, strudels and a variety of other excellent desserts in this cafe, but the statistics prove that the best-selling cake is ... well, you already guessed, Sacher Tart!