In this virtual Zoom Bake class, we will teach you all the components of this show-stopping dessert, Esterhazy Torta. This dessert will blow your guests away (or save it all for yourself!) You will learn how to make, assemble, and decorate the cake, as well as learn ganache and pastry cream.
*Please note that this class requires a stand mixer.*
When you sign up for this class, you will receive the Zoom link, the equipment and ingredient lists, as well as the student guide for the class.
A coffeehouse dessert made famous during the late 19th-century heyday of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this regal torta was named after the Hungarian nobleman and diplomat, Paul III Anton, Prince Esterházy (1786-1866), member of the very rich and powerful Esterházy family. (The name of the Budapest baker has been forgotten.) During his life, the prince was reputed to be the richest man, not seated on a royal throne, in all of Europe, his family’s wealth derived from extensive land holdings and palatial estates mostly in Hungary.
Our version of this classic Hungarian torta is pure elegance—beautiful, delicate and delicious. It’s made up of thin, soft layers of toasted walnut cake, filled with a luscious Swiss vanilla and toasted walnut buttercream, and topped with a poured fondant glaze in a distinctive design resembling the traditional French Napoleon pastry.
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