Sunday, 1st April 2012

Donauwellen Cupcakes

 My first cupcakes on the blog! Hurray! First I have to explain to you, what “Donauwelle” is. Donauwelle is a typical German cake, which consists of two layers of cake batter, one plain, the other browned with cocoa. On the cocoa cake batter sour cherries are spread. After baking the cake and cooling, a vanilla pudding cream is spread on the cake. Finally the cream is coated with dark chocolate. Heaven’s delight! So you can make a cake instead of these cupcakes, if you are doubling the ingredients you get a whole baking sheet.

But as a piece of Donauwelle cake is heavier than a cupcake and a cupcake looks much sweeter I tried those. And I have to say: they are the best cupcakes I’ve ever made. Ok, I admit it weren’t that many, but this one is definitely the right one to be the first one on the blog.

A really nice bonus, that they are single portions is, that they are really keeping well in the fridge for a few days. This comes from the fact, that the bottom is packed in muffin liners and the top is coated with chocolate. So every cupcake comes fresh out of the fridge.

Donauwellen Cupcakes

I made these as a test run for a wedding party and they passed with flying colours. But as they will be eaten then in one afternoon, I will bake them without cupcake liners, as it’s a bit of puzzle work to remove them from under the chocolate glaze.

As I’m not a fan of those heavy butter creams, loaded with sugar, I’m claiming the pudding cream as the new butter cream! It works great, tastes better and contains (almost) no butter. And if the cream is topped with dark chocolate, like in this case, it’s not to sweet either.  So no more sugar sweet, fat loaded, heavy cupcakes, here comes the german version 2.0.

In any case I have already more cupcake ideas in my mind, which I will bake soon.

Donauwellen Cupcakes

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Donauwellen Cupcakes

 

Donauwellen Cupcakes

                        

4 Responses so far.

  1. Christina says:

    Ich bin mit Cupcakes ja auch noch eher fremd… und Buttercreme-Frosting mag ich überhaupt nicht. Bisher habe ich immer welches mit Mascarpone und Sahne oder nur Sahne (geht überraschend gut!) gemacht, die Puddingvariante wollte ich bald auch mal ausprobieren.
    Donauwellen mag ich aber gern, und dann noch als Cupcake… hmm. ;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Text, Bilder (Verzehrablauf sehr gut dokumentiert..)und Testlauf für die Donauwellen Cupcakes – perfekt!
    Wir freuen uns schon darauf :-)))
    Die Puddingcreme bringst halt auch in Verbindung mit der Schokoglasur.
    besitos ma

  3. Isabell says:

    Hach ich liebe Donauwellen und diese Cupcakes sehen perfekt aus, die werden aufjedenfall mal nachgemacht!

    lg Isabell

  4. Julia says:

    Ich hab diese super leckeren Cupcakes letztens für meine Familie und mich gemacht! Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper lecker!!
    Man muss halt nur ein bisschen Zeit einplanen aber für das tolle Ergebnis lohnt es sich! :)

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