Chocolate and Cherry Wave Cake

    55 minutes

    This is a traditional German marbled cake known as a 'Danube Wave' that symbolises the waves at Danube. Flavoured with cherries, vanilla cream and a chocolate covering it is easier to make than you might think.

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    Serves: 6 

    • Cake
    • 260g butter
    • 1 cup (250g) sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 2 3/4 cups (340g) plain flour
    • 5 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3 level tablespoons cocoa
    • 1 jar sour cherries, drained
    • Cream
    • 1 packet instant pudding vanilla flavour
    • milk, as required to make pudding
    • Decoration
    • 90g chocolate, melted, to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Cake: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Beat butter until fluffy then gradually stir in sugar and eggs. Mix flour, baking powder and add to the mixture.
    3. Grease a baking tray or line with baking paper. Spread half of the mixture on the prepared baking tray.
    4. Mix the cocoa with the remaining mixture and spread over the light mixture. Use a fork to mix the light and dark mixtures together to create a marbled effect.
    5. Drain the sour cherries then spread them across the cake mixture and press down lightly.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Then remove the cake from the oven and cool.
    7. Cream: Mix the instant pudding with the milk according to the instructions on the packaging.
    8. Decoration: Apply a layer of the pudding to the cake then coat with melted chocolate, to taste.

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    Great taste and easy to make. Used whipped cream in place of vanilla pudding (not stocked locally), and added at last minute  -  04 Jun 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)