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    German Donauwelle Kuchen

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    55 mins

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    40 mins

    what are we eating tonight?'s Note:

    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!

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

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    • on January 03, 2010


      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!

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    • on December 05, 2008


      The cake is Delicious!!! all 16 people RAVED!! But I ran into several problems. The cherries sank all the way to the bottom! There was way too much buttercream on top and when I released the springform ring the cake separated pretty much all around. I had greased the pan realy well though. I will make this cake again, because it is sooo delicious, but I will use more than half the batter on the bottom. I will also release the ring when the cake is cold. I will use part of the buttercream for the top and also around the sides. I loved the Magic Shell for the topping, but one word of warning!!! Shake the bottle realy WELL before pouring it on the cake.Thanks for posting this recipe! :-0

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    • on November 15, 2007


      this is a very easy recipe. i use to do it from scrach in germany, but i didnt find the ingrediance in the south of florida. it comes very close to my original recipe. and the buttercreme too. just use a good vaniellepudding. I didnt like the magic shell ice creme stuff. I used the dipping chocolate for mor crun.

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    Nutritional Facts for German Donauwelle Kuchen

    Serving Size: 1 (93 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 339.0
    Calories from Fat 210
    Total Fat 23.4 g
    Saturated Fat 14.8 g
    Cholesterol 61.0 mg
    Sodium 350.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 11.2 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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