They say our best souvenirs are retained in our memory. Nonetheless, the Imperial Torte is one of the most popular sweet gifts visitors take home from Vienna.
Legend has it that a kitchen apprentice created the Imperial Torte in honour or Emperor Franz Josef I to mark the opening of the hotel in 1873. This event marked the birth of the superb Imperial Torte. The young scullion Xavier Loibner guarded the recipe with his life, and it has been a secret ever since. People‘s enjoyment of the cake is still as exquisite today as it was in 1873: a mouthwatering chocolate icing, a slightly tart aroma of almonds and the fusion of chocolate cream and marzipan combined to make the perfect composition. This speciality is in a class of its own: every slice takes you back to imperial Vienna in 1873.
Handmade at the Imperial Hotel and then carefully packaged, the Imperial Torte travels across the world.