May 29, 2013

Recipe: Donauwelle Cupcake Version

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



  1. Stir the butter and sugar until it's foamy.
  2. Add one egg after the other.
  3. Mix the baking soda, the flour, and the salt.
  4. Add it to the dough. Stir everything.
  5. Divide the dough into two parts.
  6. Add the cocoa to one part.
  7. Drain the cherries.
  8. Make the buttercream by mixing the sweetened condensed milk and the butter.
  9. For each cupcake, add 1 tbsp of dark dough to your muffin cup, then 1 tbsp of light dough, and some cherries (about 5).
  10. 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.
  11. Let your cupcakes cool down before the next step.
  12. 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...
  13. When you're done with the buttercream, melt the chocolate coating in a water bath.
  14. Coat each cupcake with 1 tbsp of chocolate.

Hope you like my cupcake version of the famous Donauwelle!


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