Sauerkraut Surprise Cake and Sour Cream-Chocolate Frosting

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Tante B

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.

Top Review by Domestic Goddess

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.

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.

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