Austria´s favourite cake, the Sacher Torte

Sacher-Torte Day

December 5

When is Sacher-Torte Day?

Sacher-Torte Day happens on Thursday December 5, 2024.

Celebrating National Sacher-Torte Day on December 5th!

Do you like cake? Do you like chocolate? If the answer to both of those questions is a hearty yes, then have we got news for you! December 5th is National Sacher-Torte Day, and it’s time to celebrate one of the most delicious desserts known to humankind. But what exactly is a Sacher-Torte? Read on to learn more and join in on the celebration!

What Is a Sacher-Torte?

The Sacher-Torte is an Austrian cake composed of two layers of apricot jam filled chocolate sponge cake, with a layer of dark ganache glaze coating the entire cake. It was created back in 1832 by Franz Sacher, an apprentice chef working at Vienna’s Demel’s Bakery. The dessert has since become iconic in Austria, and it is often served with whipped cream as a topping.

How To Celebrate National Sacher-Torte Day

National Sacher-Torte Day can be celebrated in many ways. Why not make your own? A classic recipe can easily be found online or if baking isn’t your thing – no problem – there are plenty of bakeries around the country (and world!) that offer this delicious dessert year round. Or why not plan an Austrian themed dinner party complete with Viennese Waltz music playing in the background?! No matter how you choose to celebrate, just remember: It’s all about having fun and eating lots of yummy treats!
So if you love cake and you love chocolate (and who doesn’t?), then make sure to mark your calendar for National Sacher-Torte Day on December 5th! Whether you make your own at home or order one from a bakery near you – enjoy every bite because it will be worth it! There’s nothing quite like celebrating a day dedicated entirely to one of the finest desserts out there – so indulge yourself this holiday season and get ready to experience some real Viennese decadence!

When does Sacher-Torte Day happen next year?

Sacher-Torte Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday December 5, 2025
  • Saturday December 5, 2026
  • Sunday December 5, 2027
  • Tuesday December 5, 2028
  • Wednesday December 5, 2029


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