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Prinzregententorte

Prinzregententorte
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A slice of prinzregententorte
Type Cake
Place of origin Germany
Region or state Bavaria
Main ingredients Sponge cake, chocolate buttercream, chocolate glaze
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Prinzregententorte is a Bavarian torte, which consists of at least six, mostly seven, remarkably thin layers of sponge cake interlaid with chocolate buttercream and a topping of apricot jam upon the very last. The exterior is covered in a dark chocolate glaze.

The Prinzregententorte is very popular in Bavaria, available in cake shops all year round.

Origin

The cake is named after Prince Regent Luitpold, who was prince regent of Bavaria beginning in 1886. Its exact origin remains in dispute; among those claimed as its creators are the prince regent's cook, Johann Rottenhoeffer, the baker Anton Seidl, and the baking firm of Heinrich Georg Erbshäuser.

Recipe

Typically, the cake consists of very thin layers of sponge cake, each approximately Script error: No such module "convert". in diameter, with chocolate buttercream on each side. Apricot jam may be added to the topmost layer, and the whole cake is covered in dark chocolate.

See also

References

  • Irene Krauß: Chronik bildschöner Backwerke. Hugo Matthaes Druckerei und Verlag, Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-87516-292-7