Since my apartment doesn't have an oven and it's quite small, I bought a microwave-oven combination to save some space. Unfortunately, I can't bake any cakes anymore because the center won't become solid, while I have to be really careful with the top because it can burn easily. It's a mess!
Well, but I still like baking, so I switched to making muffins and cupcakes instead. This is how I make Donauwelle, a very famous German cake, as cupcake version.
Ingredients for the dough
- 150g of butter
- 150g of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 200g of flour
- 1/2 pck of baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 1-2 tbsp cocoa
- 2/3 glass of morello cherries
Ingredients for the Buttercream
- 400g of sweetened condensed milk
- 250g of butter
200g of chocolate coating
- Stir the butter and sugar until it's foamy.
- Add one egg after the other.
- Mix the baking soda, the flour, and the salt.
- Add it to the dough. Stir everything.
- Divide the dough into two parts.
- Add the cocoa to one part.
- Drain the cherries.
- Make the buttercream by mixing the sweetened condensed milk and the butter.
- For each cupcake, add 1 tbsp of dark dough to your muffin cup, then 1 tbsp of light dough, and some cherries (about 5).
- Bake them in your oven. 30min on 175°C. For my microwave-oven combination it takes 2x20 min on 150°C but it should be a lot faster in a normal oven. The second time it goes inside, I need to cover it up with aluminum foil.
- Let your cupcakes cool down before the next step.
- Pipe your buttercream with a pastry bag on top of the cupcake. If you can, you could form roses, but I'm not gifted enough...
- When you're done with the buttercream, melt the chocolate coating in a water bath.
- Coat each cupcake with 1 tbsp of chocolate.
Hope you like my cupcake version of the famous Donauwelle!