Sacher Torte Squares Recipe
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Sacher Torte Squares Recipe

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Sacher torte is a classic Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares give you an easy way out that still features the classic apricot and chocolate flavors. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, IL
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) apricot cake and pastry filling
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 410 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, apricot filling, eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack. In a small bowl, mix preserves and vanilla; spread over warm cake.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine butter, sugar and cream; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted. Spread over cake; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Sacher Torte Squares in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016

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laurijane User ID: 7815299 239946
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"Wow, this is fantastic! Classic flavors of the Austrian dessert, but much easier to prepare. It is rich, moist and attractive. Use a quality cake mix, real butter and vanilla, etc. I made it exactly as directed. My only advice would be to let the top layer cool down a bit before pouring over the cake."

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