Oh my! Has it really been 8 months since I last blogged? My apologies. The holiday season is coming up, I’ll try to keep you better updated.
Decided it was about time to get back into the Daring Baker’s Challenges at the Daring Kitchen. And this month, it was Sachertorte.
I have to say from the start… not my favorite. But I’m not a big fan of chocolate and fruit. This chocolate cake was drenched in apricot jam and topped with a chocolate/water mixture. I was disappointed I didn’t like it better.
The cake was quite simple to make, and I had all the ingredients on hand. The chocolate sauce on top stumped me though. It looked shiny like a ganache, but used a sugar/water mixture rather than heavy cream. Water and chocolate? I thought for sure the chocolate would seize up, and it did! It looked like dry brown sugar initially. Had to keep adding water to get it to thin back out. But nothing I did could completely save it. So I spread it on as best as I could and attempted to cover it up with a white chocolate spider web.
Overall, it didn’t look terrible with the decorations. But I had one small piece and took the rest to work because it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
The October Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Korena of Korena in the Kitchen. She took us to Austria and introduced us to the wonders of the Sachertorte.