A simple Amish recipe with a very moist texture everyone will love. Serve with cream cheese frosting.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
1 -9 x 13 inch cake
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

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  • In a large bowl, combine oil, molasses, and sugar with an electric mixer. Mix in eggs. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in sauerkraut, apples, and nuts by hand. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 32.4g 10% DV; fat 17.9g 28% DV; cholesterol 41.3mg 14% DV; sodium 434.6mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
I read the only other review of this recipe and decided that nothing could be all that bad if porpoerly prepared. Having baked with sauerkraut before I knew that if not thooroughly washed it would not be good. I tried this recipe and foud it to be very good and even gave some to firends who do not like sauerkraut and they found the cake to be most enjoyable. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2003
This was horrible don't try it. Read More
(15)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
I read the only other review of this recipe and decided that nothing could be all that bad if porpoerly prepared. Having baked with sauerkraut before I knew that if not thooroughly washed it would not be good. I tried this recipe and foud it to be very good and even gave some to firends who do not like sauerkraut and they found the cake to be most enjoyable. Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2003
This was horrible don't try it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
It all depends on the brand of sauerkraut you buy when making something like this. Canned or bagged and if it has a strong flavor to it or not. Some bagged krauts are sweeter than others. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
My husband liked this and said it was carrot cake-ish. Here are my tweaks (doesn't everyone tweak?). I used 2 1/2 cups fresh ground soft wheat flour (aka pastry flour). For sugar I used 1/2 cup agave nectar and the 2 TBSP molasses (not terribly sweet but the frosting adds to the sweetness). I reduced the oil to 3/4 cup. The sauerkraut I rinsed drained and squeezed out as much water as I could. Also I used 3 apples (they were small). Thanks for this crazy recipe - it's a great way to use up leftover sauerkraut. =) I only put 4 stars since I tweaked the original recipe so much but with my tweaks it's a 5 star recipe for our family. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2009
This is an interesting recipe. I had lots of leftover sauerkraut from a barbeque and wanted to try it. The cake baked well but took an extra 15 minutes to cook completely. The texture was excellent and my family enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it's their all-time favorite as you can taste the sauerkraut distinctly. They are pretty open-minded about food but if yours is picky this might not be good. I think it might work better with less sauerkraut and a bit more apple. Read More
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