vegan Donauwelle Cupcakes

A favourite German cake as a delicious cupcake 🙂


Ingredients for 12 Donauwelle Cupcakes

basic dough:

300g of flour

2 tsp. of baking soda

220g of brown sugar

1 tsp. of vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract / the seeds of 1 vanilla bean)

200ml of oil

200ml of almond milk

2 tbsp. of lemon juice

1 pinch of salt

additional for the chocolate dough:

3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tbsp. of almond milk

48 cherries

vanilla cream:

500ml of almond milk

45g of starch

100g of brown sugar

100g of chocolate



  1. Halve the cherries and remove the stems and stones. If you like, melt the chocolate and make with the chocolate some patterns on a sheet of baking paper or just chop the chocolate 😉 donauwelle06
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  3. In a big bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, vanilla powder, baking soda and salt. Add the almond milk, oil and lemon juice and mix all ingredients thoroughly to a firm dough.
  4. Fill half of the dough in another bowl and add the unsweetened cocoa powder and almond milk and mix all ingredients to a firm dough.
  5. Fill the muffin cases, firstly with the vanilla dough, then top it with the chocolate dough, top it with 4 cherries and bake the muffins 25 minutes. donauwelle07
  6. At the same time: In a cup, mix the starch and 100ml of the almond milk (with a whisk). In a pot, mix the brown sugar and the rest of the almond drink and bring it to the boil. When it boils add the starch mixture and stir 1 minute (with a whisk). Remove the pot from the heat and stir 2 minutes (with a whisk).
  7. Remove the muffins from the oven and leave the muffins in the tin to cool for 5 minutes. Then top the muffins with the vanilla cream and chocolate.


Trixilie and I wish you lots of fun preparing and eating your Donauwelle Cupcakes 🙂

Hugs and Kisses







P.S.: You want more muffins? Try these Baking Colouring Recipe!



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