Sauerkraut Surprise Cake and Sour Cream-Chocolate Frosting

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I can't believe I cut this recipe out of Better Homes & Garden 30 yrs.ago & just found it & made it! It is very light (I didn't make the frosting) & very easy. I can't wait to tell my men they've eaten sauerkraut for dessert, (you'd never know it). The recipe calls for a 13x9x2 pan but I used a Bundt pan adding approx. 15 min.Also prep time does not include frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream butter (or margarine)& sugar till light.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add Vanilla.
  5. Sift together flour, baking powder,soda,salt& cocao powder.
  6. Add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating after each addition.
  7. Stir in sauerkraut.
  8. Turn into greased& floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
  9. Bake in 350° oven 35-40 minutes.
  10. Cool in pan.
  11. Frost with sour cream-chocolate frosting.
  12. Frosting:.
  13. Melt one 6 oz.
  14. package semisweet chocolate pieces& 4 tablespoons butter or margarine over low heat or in the micro.
  15. Remove from heat& blend in 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla& 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  16. Gradually add sifted confectioners' sugar to make spreading.
  17. consistency.
  18. Beat well.
  19. Frost.


Most Helpful

This was ok for the most part. The cake wasn't as moist as I hoped it would be. I found it to be a bit dry, but the frosting was very good. I did use 3 cups of confectioners' sugar when making the frosting. I think the frosting itself deserves 5 STARS, but I'm sorry Tante I could not give this recipe (the cake) more than 3 stars. Tante I do want to thank you for posting the recipe.

Domestic Goddess January 19, 2009

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