Sauerkraut Apple Cake

A simple Amish recipe with a very moist texture everyone will love. Serve with cream cheese frosting.

Sauerkraut Apple Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 16 ounces sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
  • 1 apple – peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


1 Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

2 In a large bowl, combine oil, molasses, and sugar with an electric mixer. Mix in eggs. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in sauerkraut, apples, and nuts by hand. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.

3 Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack.

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