Dobos torte

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Dobos torte
Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg
One slice of Dobos from Café Gerbeaud
Alternative names Dobosh, Dobos-torta, Dobostorta
Place of origin Hungary
Creator József C. Dobos
Main ingredients sponge cake, buttercream, caramel
Cookbook: Dobos torte  Media: Dobos torte

Dobos torte or Dobosh (pronounced [ˈdoboʃ], Hungarian: Dobos torta) is a Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. The five-layer pastry is named after its inventor, Hungarian confectioner József C. Dobos, who aimed to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited.[1] The round sides of the cake are coated with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, or almonds, and the caramel topping helps to prevent drying out.

The name is also sometimes spelled Dobos-torta or Dobostorta.

History[edit]

Homemade Dobos cake

Dobosh or Dobos torte was first introduced at the National General Exhibition of Budapest in 1885; King Franz Joseph I and Queen Elisabeth were among the first to taste it. The cake soon became popular throughout Europe as it was different from all others. It was simple but elegant, as opposed to the multi-layer, flaming[clarification needed] cakes of the age. Its other secret was its use of fine buttercream, which was very little known at the time; cake fillings and frostings were usually made with cooked pastry cream or whipped cream. The chocolate buttercream and the batter of the cake were both invented by Jozsef C. Dobos.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hungarian Dobosh Torte (Seven-Layer Sponge Cake) Recipe". Easteuropeanfood.about.com. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  2. ^ Smith Island Cake Now Maryland's Official Dessert from NewsChannel 8 1:38 pm Thu April 24, 2008 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. Accessed online April 26, 2008

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