Friday, January 04, 2008

#806 - Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

(by Shirley McNevich)

2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup sauerkraut (rinsed in water, drained and chopped)

In a bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt--stir and set aside. In a mixer add butter and white sugar--beat. Add eggs and vanilla--beat. Add cocoa--beat. Put sauerkraut in a sieve or colander--rinse well, drain. Dump drained sauerkraut on to a cutting board and use a large knife to chop finely. Add chopped sauerkraut to batter--beat. Add flour mixture slowly--beat. Pour batter in to a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes--test with a toothpick for doneness. Cool the cake completely, then frost as desired.

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