Taste of Home's Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake

Secret Baking Weapon

PHOTO: Taste of Homes recipe for Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

We've all had the experience of tasting a dessert and not quite being able to identify what makes it taste so delicious. Using unusual ingredients, like vegetables, can create extra-special unexpected results. Try adding sauerkraut for extra moisture and a texture similar to coconut, without any of the sourness. Get Taste of Home's recipe for Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake below.


  • For the cake:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sauerkraut, drained, squeezed dry and chopped
  • For the silk chocolate frosting:
  • 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Cooking Directions

    In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with water. Stir in sauerkraut. Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. round baking pans.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

    For frosting, beat butter, chocolate and vanilla in a bowl; add sugar and beat well. Add milk; beat until smooth and fluffy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, sauerkraut, flour

    Course: Dessert

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