best chocolate recipes logo

Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake Recipe

If you are an adventurous cook, you might try this recipe for chocolate sauerkraut cake. It's much better than the name suggests.

Trivia: According to Wikipedia, raw sauerkraut is extremely healthy. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, lactobacilli, and other nutrients. However, the low pH and abundance of otherwise healthy lactobacilli may upset the intestines of people who are not used to eating acidic foods.

Tip #2: To convert these measurements to metric, please refer to this online Cooking Converter

Tip: For best results, always use good quality chocolate.

Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake Recipe


2/3 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups of flour
2/3 cups of sauerkraut
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 cup water


Spray and flour a 9 inch by 13 inch pan.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Rinse and drain the sauerkraut. Chop it well.

Ideally using a good electric mixer, cream the butter and the sugar well together.

Add the eggs individually. Beat well after adding each egg. Add the vanilla extract.

Using a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.

Add the dry ingredients and the water, alternating additions. Stir in the sauerkraut.

Pour your chocolate sauerkraut cake batter into the pan, place in your preheated oven and bake until done. This usually takes about thirty minutes.

This chocolate sauerkraut cake is excellent served warm or cold.

Return to Best Chocolate Recipes Home Page when finished with Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake Recipe