Sacher Torte Squares
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
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. I used canned Solo (brand name) Apricot Cake & Pastry filling for the cake.
Mine only turned out so so as I have no idea where to purchase the 2 cans of apricot cake and pastry filling even after visiting a bunch of European import shops. My parents were both born in Austria and I know what this is supposed to taste like. What should I use to substitute?
I love all things apricot! Unfortunately, they no longer make apricot jello and other apricot products I used to buy. I could not find the apricot cake and pastry filling despite going to 4 different stores. So I decided to use one 18 oz jar of apricot preserves instead. The center of the cake was soggy but I forged ahead. We put the runny part over ice cream and the remaining cake was delish! I don't know how well people who don't LOVE apricots would like this recipe, but we sure did.