Bishop’s Fruit-and-Chocolate Tea Cake


Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

Picture the local Catholic bishop in his rectory serving a simple, tasty cake to his visitors with a cup of hot coffee or perhaps a small glass of schnapps. That’s how this delicious almond-scented fruitcake got its name. Some Bischofsbroten are pretty austere, nothing more than sponge cake with a bit of candied fruit tossed in. This recipe, based on one from Das große Buch der österreichischen Mehlspeisen, must have come from a rich bishopric: Almond paste, chocolate, rum, and nuts