National Sacher Torte Day

Sacher Torte – also known as Eduard Sacher Torte, Sachertorte Cake, or Sacher Cake – is a classic and quite famous Viennese cake. Although there are variations on the classic 19th-century recipe nowadays, this cake was originally made of chocolate sponge cake that’s been cut into three layers.

Between each layer, as well as on the sides and top of the cake, is a thick layer of apricot jam, and then the whole cake is iced with chocolate and served with whipped cream.

If that sounds delicious and you want to try your hand at buying or making one of these cakes, then it’s probably a good idea to observe National Sacher Torte Day on December 5th. It’s on this day that everyone is encouraged to try this tasty cake.

The History of the Sachertorte

Even though we failed to determine when National Sacher Torte Day was invented or who invented it, we were able to find out a whole lot about the cake that inspired it. The Sachertorte was invented by Franz Sacher for Prince Metternich in Vienna, or at least that’s how the story is told. He was 16 years old at the time and was filling in for the chef when the Prince asked for a special dessert to be made for a very special occasion.

Fun Facts About Sacher Tortes

Okay, now that we’ve done everything we could to tell everyone about this holiday, we thought that we’d go into some of the facts that we’ve learned from all of our research. The following fun facts are going to be interesting to anyone who wants to know more about Sacher tortes.

  • Tortes are multi-layered cakes that are filled with buttercreams, mousses, jams, or fruits.
  • Sacher Tortes are traditionally made with apricot jam and served with whipped cream.
  • By the 1850s, the Hotel Sacher was shipping 100,000 Sacher Tortes a year to the public.
  • The Hotel Sacher used over 1.2 million eggs, 80 tons of sugar, 25 tons of butter, 30 tons of flour, and 37 tons of apricot jam to make all of those tortes.
  • Tortes are usually made using springform pans.
  • Some versions of the Sacher torte also use rum in their recipe.
  • Although classic Sacher tortes are made with apricot jam, this cake can also be made with other types of jam.
  • Thousands of Sacher Tortes are

Observing National Sacher Torte Day

Observing this holiday is as easy as whipping up (or buying) a Sacher torte and then serving it to friends and family. Make sure that when you do so, you serve it with a big dollop of real whipped cream.

After you’ve done all of that, feel free to post a picture of your creation on social media for all of us to enjoy using the hashtag #NationalSacherTorteDay. Go ahead and show off your prized torte and, in the process, make all of us a little bit hungry.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 5 Thursday
Next year (2025)
December 5 Friday
Last year (2023)
December 5 Tuesday
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