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German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"The sauerkraut cannot be tasted; you think you're eating coconut!"
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servings 291
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 -8-inch, 2-layer cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8-inch pans, round or square.
  2. Thoroughly cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt, and add alternately with water to egg mixture. Stir in the sauerkraut. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Frost with your favorite chocolate or white frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 291 calories; 12.2 42.6 4.9 74 311 Full nutrition

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I substituted 6 T. flaxseed meal for about a third of the butter. I also added between 1/2 and 3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips along with the sauerkraut. I baked this in a Bundt pan for 45 m...

This was really good, I was very pleased. I chopped the sauerkraut super fine, so there were only a few incidents with stringy pieces. I frosted this cake with the Chocolate Frosting I recipe an...

It was pretty good, the saurkraut needs 2 either be chopped really super fin eor food processed. My brother really didn't enjoy the stringy pieces of pickeled cabbage.

Love this cake! If you think the sauerkraut taste is a little strong, just rinse it off before chopping it. It adds a nice texture to this cake. The only change I made was substituting apples...

I have made this cake for yrs, no one will believe that it is made with sauerkraut, so gooooood

I loved this cake! It was moist and yummy. I substituted the water for coffee to bring out the chocolate. I also washed, drained and cut the sauerkraut very small. Would definitely make it a...

I found this recipe delicious! My husband Al had requested a German Chocolate cake recipe for his birthday. I made the cake plus another batch of muffins. The only change I would make at this t...

This cake just sounded too weird. So I couldn't help but try it. It was absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and made a Swiss Merengue Buttercream Chocolate Frosting and covered t...

WOW, this really does taste like German Chocolate Cake!! Deffinatly must puree the sauerkraut, but its amazing how it adds to the flavor of the cake but not in a saurekraut way! Will be keeping...