Very tasty and interesting. We halved the sugar (actually we used Rapadura,) used Coconut oil instead of shortening, and used carob powder in place of cocoa (I'm allergic to chocolate.)
Excellent. This was soft and fluffy (rose beautifully) but also fudgy and moist and tasted delicious when sandwiched with a vegan mocha cream. I made the few changes for a healthier cake but none of them significantly change the recipe. I halved the recipe and used 1/3 cup white and the remainder wholemeal flour; substituted oil for half of the fat and soy yoghurt for the remainder, and used soy milk instead of water for a richer taste with less fat (I had to add an extra tablespoon because of the wholemeal flour). Also I think I used about 1/2 cup of sauerkraut (than 1/3 cup) to use up this ingredient. Thank you very much.