Donauwellen, literally translated as “Danubian waves”, is a popular dessert cake in Bavaria, largely consumed and sold in Munich. The ingredients commonly used to cook this sweet treat are: butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, milk, chocolate and pitted sour cherries.
The cake requires some effort and time, however the result is worth it, as the combination of aromas and tastes, vanilla and cocoa, sweet and sour is just heavenly good. Cream is beaten with eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla till fluffy, and then flour is added gradually together with baking powder; cocoa powder is dissolved with milk and combined with a part of dough which is placed on top of the vanilla layer with cherries patted in the middle of these two. The resulted dough is spread on a butter-greased baking sheet and cooked in the oven, after which it is left to cool and it is garnished with a milk cream and a chocolate glaze before being served.
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Donauwellen / Danube Waves Cake, www.bavariankitchen.com
Danube Waves Cake - Three-Layered Cake with Cherries, Cream and Chocolate, germanfood.about.com