A delicious chocolate cake with an ingredient best kept secret.

Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake II


  • 3/4 cup drained and chopped sauerkraut
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan. Sift cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and set aside. In a separate small bowl, combine buttermilk with sauerkraut and set aside.

2 In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat in. Add flour mixture alternately with sauerkraut mixture. Beat only until blended.

3 Pour batter into 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool cake and frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.


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