Tag Archives: Torte

Black Forest Gateau – origins, controversies, and step-by-step recipe

Black Forest Gateau At last, a proper article + recipe for the site’s flagship cake. It’s got words and everything. The Black Forest gateau, a.k.a. Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, is a traditional German layer cake that may or may not have been invented by the witch from “Hansel and Gretel”. It typically comprises dark sponge, white filling, […]

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The Cakes of Vienna Part 7 – High ceilings and tiny cake at Cafe Central Vienna, plus finding the Danube (eventually)

Here it is – the much-delayed new installment of The Cakes of Vienna series. Some measure of willing suspension of disbelief will be required on your part. It is the last but one day of my stay in Vienna, and I have an embarrassing secret – namely, I still haven’t found the Danube. Haven’t even […]

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Strawberry torte

This is actually quite a simple torte cleverly made to look much more elaborate than it really is. It is basically just a sponge cake with a gelatine-free filling (I used a combination of marscapone, strawberry yoghurt and chopped strawberries,  but I couldn’t possibly say what the exact ratios were – I just mixed a bunch […]

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Chocolate chestnut cake recipe for baking heavyweights

This chocolate chestnut cake recipe is for all you baking heavyweights who fancy a new baking challenge. And please note that by “baking challenge” I mean “epic baking challenge”. This is no recipe for the insecure, the impatient and the unmotivated. This recipe requires skill, focus and perseverance. You have been warned. The process of […]

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Chocolate hazelnut cake

As I must have said a few (dozen) times already, November is a special time of year. It is also the most baking-oriented time of year, at least for me. I made this fine chocolate hazelnut cake (torte) to mark the beginning of a very baking-intense November. The recipe Ingredients 100g ground blanched hazelnuts 170g […]

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Easter Sacher torte recipe

This is one of my many Sacher torte efforts and, although it may not be the best one, it certainly is the heaviest (in the how “full you feel after you’ve had a few bites” sense). On a 1 to 10 heaviness scale, this one would be a solid 8, perhaps even an 8.5. Coincidentally, […]

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