Marian Cousins's Sauerkraut Cake


2/3 cup butter
1-1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 rounded cup cocoa
2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2/3 cup drained sauerkraut
Cream Cheese Frosting


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.

Cream Cheese Frosting


Serves 8 to 10, or more from the oblong pan.

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Saurkraut Cake

Thank you for this recipe it sound delicious.

I was wonder if the Sourkraut baked in the cake will still contain the good bacteria that is beneficial for your gut?

I remember this cake from the

I remember this cake from the high school cafeteria. The "lunch ladies" made this and was a favorite with most of the kids. I was finally able to wheedle the recipe (now lost) from one of those wonderful ladies. Thanks for having this on your site! BTW, it is delicious!

I have a similar recipe that

I have a similar recipe that also calls for beer. Surprisingly, sauerkraut cake is very good.