It’s no secret that I adore anything Laini Taylor has written.
It’s also no secret that chocolate and I are very much friends.
You probably know this about me, but I’ve been learning German for Many Years now largely thanks to these family friends we have in the Black Forest. Back when I started, in middle school, we had this food unit where a large section was dedicated to cakes. Schwartzwalde Kirchtorte, Obsttorte, and the glorious Sachertorte- for which, in Austria, there is a holiday. It’s December 5.
When I first read Night of Cake and Puppets, and this appeared, I got very, very, excessively excited.
Actually, scratch the ‘excessively’. One can never be excited enough for Sachertorte.
ANYWAY, because I’m scared of copyright laws I can’t post the recipe, but I did find it in this book here. I can post pictures, though, so without further ado…
Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long after New Years (which is what I made it for)- it went a bit stale- but it’s a pretty darn good cake. A bit labor intensive (two layers, each soaked in a syrup, and covered in both
apricot raspberry* glaze and chocolate ganache, but it’s so worth it.