Sauerkraut Surprise Cake

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No one will ever believe that the secret ingredient is finely chopped sauerkraut!

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Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 13x9 inch cake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup drained and chopped sauerkraut

  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 ¾ cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 13x9 inch cake pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time; add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt and cocoa powder. Add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating after each addition. Stir in sauerkraut. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan. Frost with Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting. Cut into squares to serve.

  5. To Make Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting: Melt the semi-sweet chocolate pieces and 4 T butter or margarine over low heat. Remove from heat. Blend in the sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Gradually add sifted confectioners' sugar to make spreading consistency. Beat well. Spread over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

525 Calories
23g Fat
82g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 525
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 63g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 232mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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