Beer and Sauerkraut Cake ! ? !

Colleen Sowa


This is an old German recipe from the Salzer side of the family.

My Uncle Billy use to make this cake just to play the game... "Guess what is in it!"

My Uncle Billy was a wonderful man, a great cook, and loved to play little jokes on people.... He worked in the food industry most of his life.


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9 - 12 servings
15 Min
45 Min


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  • 1 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 large
  • 3/4 c
    dark cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    each: baking powder and baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    sauerkraut (rinsed, drained, squeezed, and chopped)

How to Make Beer and Sauerkraut Cake ! ? !


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Butter and flour two 9x9 inch pans or one 13x9 inch pan.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together, add the vanilla and eggs and beat together well.

    Sift the dry ingredients in a bowl, then alternate putting dry ingredients in with the beer until all are in the batter. Add the sauerkraut and blend in well.

    Pour the batter into your pan(s) and bake for 35 -45 minutes (cake should spring back when touched or a skewer that you insert should come out clean.
  3. *** You can eat it plain, with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, with ice cream or frosting....

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About Beer and Sauerkraut Cake ! ? !

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German

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