Kitchen Chatter's Chocolate Kraut Cake

Pat Duran


This recipe is from my Aunt Clara, this cake was alway made with my Uncle John's homemade sauerkraut(which is so good, when I was a kid my cousin and I would sneak into the shed and lift the lid to the barrel and take up the stone and plate and eat the sauerkraut..My Uncle got wise and put a padlock on the door- didn't matter we went in the back window) anyway this sauerkraut(what was the this makes a great cake. I can still taste that sauerkraut.....


★★★★★ 3 votes

makes 1- 9x13-inch cake
15 Min
45 Min


  • 2/3 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened baking cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2/3 c
    finely chopped , rinsed and drained sauerkraut
  • 1 c

How to Make Kitchen Chatter's Chocolate Kraut Cake


  1. Spray a 9x13- inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 350^.
    Cream together the margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
    Sift together the dry ingredients. and add to creamed mixture alternately with the water.
    Stir in the sauerkraut.Sometimes I add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Mix slowly. Pour into sprayed pan, spreading evenly.
    Bake at 350^ for 45 minutes. If you want to bake it for two layer cake bake for 30 minutes.
  2. Fudge Icing:
    In a small saucepan combine
    1 c. water
    1 T. chocolate cocoa for baking
    1 teas. vanilla extract
    2 T. butter or margarine
    1 T. Karo corn syrup
    Mix this over medium heat and bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes.
    Add powdered sugar until the consistency you desire.
    Pour over warm cake. Spread evenly over cake.

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About Kitchen Chatter's Chocolate Kraut Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German

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