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Chocolate Sauerkraut "Surprise" Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Sauerkraut "Surprise" Cake, by , is from The Sword Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Helen Sword
Added: Monday, May 29, 2006


1 1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. shortening or butter
3 eggs
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. cocoa
2 1/4c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. water or beer
1/2 to 2/3 c. sauerkraut, chopped, rinsed and drained well.

Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs, mix well, then add vanilla, salt and cocoa, and mix together. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Alternating, add the dry ingredients and water or beer. Mix, then fold in sauerkraut by hand. Bake in greased and floured pan(s) for 35 - 45 minutes at 375. This will make one 9x13 inch sheet cake or a two layer cake. The cake is moist and chewy. You can frost it with your favorite frosting, altough sour cream or cream cheese icing is really delicious.




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