Chocolate Cake with Sauerkraut

Chocolate Cake with Sauerkraut

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You probably have never thought to add sauerkraut to a chocolate cake recipe! It adds an amazing flavour and texture. Ice with your favourite icing.


Makes: 2 Cakes

  • 170g butter
  • 1 1/3 cups (300g) white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups (300g) sifted plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (285ml) water
  • 2/3 cup drained and chopped sauerkraut

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm cake tins, round or square.
  2. Thoroughly cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt and add alternately with water to egg mixture. Stir in the sauerkraut. Pour batter into prepared cake tins.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

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