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 left..lol)was the best...so this makes a great cake. I can still taste that sauerkraut.....
1Spray 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.
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.