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Vegan Danube Wave (Snow White Cake)

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This simple recipe for Vegan Donauwelle tastes like grandma's popular classic cake - a delicious cake made from sponge cake with cherries, chocolate and fluffy pudding butter cream that everyone will enjoy (also known as Snow White cake)!

Grandma's Danube Wave as a vegan recipe!

Donauwelle is my grandma's absolute favorite cake and this cake should not be missing on every birthday, visit, celebration or other occasion. When I was very little I was always happy to help with the baking ... at least to help eat away the pudding and cherries before the cake was even ready, haha!

So if you also have children at home who help diligently or who like to nibble yourself, you can try it without hesitation. Since the Donauwelle is vegan, there are no raw eggs in the dough.

Sheet cakes, springform pans, bundt cake, muffins & Co

Feel free to increase the amount of ingredients to bake enough for the whole family. The recipe makes a 20-cm springform pan and double the amount makes a large 30 × 40 cm standard baking sheet. Also a Bundt cake or Danube wavesmuffins are possible with this recipe - You are welcome to be creative here!

What is a Danube wave?

Similar to marble cake the classic Danube Wave consists of a light cake batter and a dark chocolate batter. Since the light and dark dough are made from the same "basic dough", you can conjure up two different flavors from just one dough, which is quite practical.

The simple sponge cake is then topped with sour cherries and then baked. Finally, put a pudding buttercream and chocolate icing over the cake. If you like, you can then decorate the couverture with a fork in a wave-like manner, as is done in many traditional recipes.

The Danube Wave is traditionally baked on a tray and served in rectangular pieces. I think the round cake is much nicer, so I prefer a springform pan. Ultimately, both options are possible, because the choice of shape will not affect the taste of the cake - the vegan Donauwelle is definitely delicious!

Vegan Danube Wave - With these step-by-step instructions, the cake turns out wonderfully!

Step 1: make the basic cake batter

First mix the flour, custard powder, baking powder and baking soda well in a bowl. In another mixing bowl, mix the soft vegan butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer until creamy. Then add the flour mixture together with the soy milk and stir everything briefly to form a dough. (Do not stir too long, otherwise the cake will be tough).

Step 2: make the chocolate batter

Now put half of the dough in the prepared baking pan and smooth it out. In a small container, dissolve the cocoa in the hot vegetable milk. Then stir into the rest of the cake batter to make a chocolate batter. Then pour onto the light dough and finally distribute the drained cherries (morello cherries or sour cherries) on top. Press the cherries lightly into the batter and bake the cake.

Do the chopstick test! It is best to look for a place where there is no cherry. The cake is ready when there is no more liquid dough on the stick.

Step 3: make the pudding buttercream

For the vegan buttercream from Donauwelle, first cook a vanilla pudding as described in the recipe box below. Then immediately pour into a heat-resistant bowl and cover with cling film to prevent skin from forming. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.

In the meantime, cut the vegan butter into small cubes and bring it to room temperature as well. As soon as the pudding and butter are room temperature, first mix the butter with a hand mixer until creamy. Now gradually add the pudding, tablespoon at a time, until a creamy cream is formed. Then spread it on the cake and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 4: make the chocolate icing

For the glaze, simply melt the finely chopped chocolate together with the coconut oil over a water bath. Then carefully pour over the cooled cake and let it set.

Snow White Tip: If you like, you can also have this cake with one red fruit mirror to make a Snow White cake!

Tip for cutting the cake!

As soon as the chocolate glaze is firm and crisp, dip a sharp knife in warm water, dry it off quickly and then cut the cake. This is the easiest way to do it!

Serve your Donauwelle chilled and keep leftovers in the fridge. Good Appetite!

This recipe for vegan Donauwelle is:

  • Dairy-free (lactose-free)
  • Also works gluten-free
  • Without eggs
  • Easy
  • Creamy
  • Chocolatey
  • Abundant
  • Soft & fluffy
  • Absolutely delicious
  • Juicy
  • Fruity
  • The perfect Snow White cake with coffee!

More vegan cherry cake recipes to try:

If you try this vegan Donauwelle (Snow White cake), please leave a comment and a rating! And if you take a picture of your cake and share it on Instagram, please tag me @biancazapatka and use the hashtag #biancazapatka because I love to see your pictures! Good Appetite!

Vegan Danube Wave from grandma

Author: Bianca Zapatka
This simple recipe for Vegan Donauwelle tastes like grandma's popular classic cake - a delicious cake made from sponge cake with cherries, chocolate and fluffy pudding cream that everyone will enjoy (also known as Snow White cake)!