The Biggest Zuger Kirschtorte in The World!
Biggest Zuger Kirschtorte in the World Created in Zug in 2020
Did you know that the biggest Zuger Kirschtorte in the World was created in Switzerland this year? Weighing a whopping 241 kilograms it was confirmed by the Guinness World Records as being the biggest ever. The Kirschtorte, or cherry cake, is a specialty cake made in the town of Zug, a town in central Switzerland which is known for its cherry orchards.
A Favourite Cake of Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin
The cake is a confection made of meringue, sponge cake, cherries and cherry liqueur. It is widely reported to have been a favourite of Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin amongst others.
The record breaking version of this cake was created using 18kg of butter, 900 eggs and 23kg of flour along with 100 litres of cherry brandy. It measured 4m in diameter and required 10 bakers from a Zug bakery to work for 55 hours on it. Once baked it was divided into 3,300 pieces which were distributed to passers-by.
Heiri Höhn and Jacques Treichler
The original cake was invented in Zug in 1915 by Heiri Höhn, and the recipe was then handed over to Jacques Treichler, whose Treichler bakery in Zug still makes the cake today. You can find out more about the history of the cake at the museum dedicated to the Zuger Kirschtorte – see details here.
The Zuger Kirschtorte is on the list of “Protected Designation of Origin (PDO”) register, legally confirming that the cake originates in Zug.
Why Not Visit Zug To Try This Delicacy ?
So why not plan a visit to the lakeside town of Zug and visit the Treichler Bakery to try out this great speciality and maybe purchase a souvenir bottle of “kirsch” or cherry brandy so you can have a go at making it at home?
Fun fact: The canton of Zug produces approximately 250,000 Kirschtorte, which require 15,000 litres of cherry liqueur to make.
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