German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

Yvonne Lopez


My boyfriend and I had gone to Spring Training in Arizona in March and ate at a fantastic restaurant in Glendale AZ, called Haus Murphy. We had had this dessert after a great meal. I was reluctant to try it because I don't like sauerkraut, but had to admit the cake was absolutely delicious!
Wanting to have another piece of this delicious cake meant I would have to learn how to make it myself as we wouldn't be going back to Glendale until next year.
We think I've made a great substitute!!!! I hope you enjoy it every bit as much as we did.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 Hr
25 Min


  • 1/2 + 2
    1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons butter (real and unsalted)
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3
    jumbo eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla, good quality
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    coffee, warmed
  • 1 c
    sauerkraut, drained and rinsed in cold water, and processed in food processor

How to Make German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake


  1. Grease and flour 2 9 inch cake pans and preheat oven to 340 degrees. The original recipe I followed called for a 350 degree oven, but I will turn my oven down 10 degrees for my next cake.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together until creamy and light in color. Add 1 egg at a time beating after each addition. Add vanilla and warmed coffee. Add cocoa to mixture and beat for 1 minute to blend.
  3. Slowly add flour, baking soda, and baking powder that have been sifted together. Beat for 3 minutes to make sure mixture is well incorporated into the wet.
  4. Add sauerkraut to mix, beating to ensure incorporation into batter.
    Poor into cake pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  5. Cool on cake racks 10 minutes then turn out of pans onto rack cooling thoroughly. Frost cake with my Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting recipe.

Printable Recipe Card

About German Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...