The sauerkraut gives this pleasantly moist cake a slightly crunchy texture similar to coconut, but without any noticeable sauerkraut taste.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; add vanilla and mix well. Sift dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture alternately with the water. Add the sauerkraut and mix well. Bake in greased 8-inch layer pans or in a 9x13-inch pan at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes or until cake tests done. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting or another of your choice.
A mildly flavored frosting that allows the cake flavor to shine through. Beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar, vanilla, and as much milk as needed to make a spreadable mix. Add a pinch of salt and beat for at least 5 minutes. Be sure cake is thoroughly cooled before frosting. When frosted, refrigerate cake about 15 minutes to set frosting. Ample for 8-inch double-layer or standard oblong cake.