New Age Apple Cake

Pat Duran


This cake is made with apples and sauerkraut. The sauerkraut adds moisture and a coconut-like texture. The cake's cinnamon-apple flavor is perfect for the fall and winter season, and it's great to take to parties.
It's moist and tender and topped with a cream cheese frosting.
Photo and recipe from newspaper clipping so long ago....

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2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
4 large
1 c
vegetable oil
16 oz
sauerkraut, rinsed well and squeezed dry in a cheese cloth
1 large
granny smith green apple, peeled,cored,coarsely grated and squeezed dry also
1 c
coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans


16 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
powdered sugar
3 1/2 Tbsp
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
grated orange rind
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make New Age Apple Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350^. Line bottoms of two 8-inch round cake pans with waxed paper. Grease or spray pans and paper. Set aside.
  • 2Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a medium size bowl, set aside.
  • 3Mix sugars together in large bowl, breaking up any lumps. Whisk in eggs, then oil, until blended. Stir in sauerkraut, apple and nuts. Add flour mixture and stir just until moistened(like for muffins).
  • 4Spoon batter into prepared cake pans. Bake about 35 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan.
    Let cool 10 minutes, then invert cakes onto wire racks to cool completely. Remove waxed paper.Spread with frosting.
  • 5New Cream Cheese Frosting
    Whip cream cheese, slowly adding sugar, until fluffy. Add heavy cream, orange rind, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well. Spread on cake..Makes 2 1/4 cups.

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About New Age Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy