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Which cake slices to try in Vienna at: Cafes Demel, Central, and Sacher

sweet100s Jun 15, 2012 04:43 PM

The cake slices I've seen in pictures look like ones I've never tried in my life. And I dig how they put the transparent plastic papers on the sides.

Which cake slices to try, beyond the traditional Sacher Torte?

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  1. kukubura RE: sweet100s Jun 15, 2012 05:15 PM

    We liked the Esterhazy Torte at Demel. Of the two we tried it was better. I don't know what the other was but it was overly sweet.

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      Sturmi RE: sweet100s Jun 16, 2012 01:29 PM

      I am not the dessert type, and so I will refrain from directing you anywhere but Demel. My only recommendation is to try some strudel (Apfelstrudel, Topfenstrudel, any other -strudel) as well...

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        sweet100s RE: Sturmi Jun 17, 2012 10:42 PM

        thank you both!

        Sturmi, what is Topfenstrudel?

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          Sturmi RE: sweet100s Jun 17, 2012 11:57 PM

          This is a very yummy curd cheese strudel. Usually there are also raisins in the strudel, and it might be served with warm vanilla sauce.

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        BreadPuddn RE: sweet100s Jun 18, 2012 02:14 PM

        The Russian punch cake (punchetorte?) at Demel, at least I think it was there. So good! It can vary a lot from place to place, with some having a little fruit jam layer in them. However, this one was just vanilla cake, pastry cream I believe, and rum. perhaps meringue too if I recall. The other cake I had there with coffee buttercream was too mild for me, and not nearly as moist, but good for what it was.

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