I am sure this has happened to many of us that you have had a slice of cake in a roadside cafe somewhere and ever since that specific decadent taste is stuck in your memory. You then start a search far and wide to find this cake again to satisfy your palate. Well, don’t! Don’t compare apples to apples unless its from the same apple tree.
Hereby an example: If you have ever had a Mozart cake in a patisserie store, then going to another bakery and expecting the same taste , look and price is not realistic neither fair. For a reason that there is no authentic Mozart cake, and going to a 6 different bakeries, chances are that you will have 6 totally different Mozart cakes.
Coffee house and confectionery chain Aida in Vienna, invented a Mozart cake In honour of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It consists of dark sponge cake filled with the finest nougat and a thin layer of pistachio marzipan. The Mozart cake in a design wrapping is coated with light chocolate fondant.
Here is completely different version of Mozart cake recipe that is Layers of meringue, mascarpone cheese, chocolate, nuts and Nutella. http://www.bitsofsunshine.com/2013/08/mozart-cake.html
I found from the internet another Mozart cake recipe that is very different from the above recipes and ingredients , using marzipan and pistachios, chocolate and ganache. http://www.food.com/recipe/mozart-cake-36227
Mozart gateau recipe on Top Billing page is meringue based recipe with ample layers of Cream , Amaretto liqueur, nuts and topped with chocolate shavings. http://www.topbilling.com/articles/Mozart-gateau-recipe.html?articleID=1586
No this is not all!
Variation of Mozart cake made from nutty meringue layers, chocolate mousse, whipped cream and hazelnuts this time: http://www.joyofkosher.com/recipes/mozart-cake/
These five recipes are all very different with nothing really in the description that could be comparable between them. Yet they are all called Mozart cake.
In conclusion , there seems to be no Mozart cake existing that could be said is authentically the correct or the ‘Right’ recipe.
Everyone is creating their own variations and calls it ‘Mozart cake ‘ .
Hence we have invented our version of Mozart cake : www.annicas.co.za
Not to be compared ;)