German Donauwelle Kuchen

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by what are we eating

This cake is so easy to make, and looks so impressive! It's a combination of chocolate and vanilla cake, with cherries, german buttercreme and a crunchy layer of chocolate.......yum!

Top Review by Yogachef

Used this recipe as part of DD's 4-H Global Gourmet project. This was the food item that disappeared first at her meeting, leaving kids and adults alike asking for more. Will likely use a real ganache recipe the next time around, though, as our cake "ate" the magic shell and soaked in instead. So easy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the pound cake mix as directed on the box.
  2. Put 1/2 of the batter in a greased 9"x14" pan or a springform pan.
  3. Mix in cocoa powder in the rest of the batter to turn dark brown. Gently spoon over the vanilla batter. (Use a spatula and "lay" it onto the other batter, as opposed to dropping.).
  4. Lay cherries on top in rows, 1" away from each other. Do not press in, they will sink in while baking.
  5. Bake 40 minutes at 350 (or until done). Let the cake cool completely.
  6. Make the german buttercreme according to clara 12's Recipe #58987. And spread a rich layer (about half an inch thick) over the top of your cake when cool.
  7. Finally pour one bottle of Magic Shell ice cream topping on top. Tilt cake to cover. And enjoy!

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