Drain and rise the Sauerkraut and finely chop. In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder,and cocoa powder.
In a your mixing bowl combine your butter and eggs together. Add the chopped sauerkraut, vanilla and water. mix together and slowly add the dry ingredients beating for a couple of minutes.
grease two round 8 inch cake pans and line pans with wax or parchment paper. Divide the batter between the two pans and bake 30 min at 350 degrees. Cool on cooling rack and frost with chocolate frosting.(remember to pull the paper off the bottom of the cakes before assembling with frosting unless you are looking for a nice April Fool's joke.)