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Sauerkraut chocolate cake. Big Thanks
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screaminghollow    Posted 11-26-2003 at 09:01:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
A month or so back my daughter needed a recipe for her school project and two of you were so kind in providing them. We tried three times, the first being too dry, then we altered the recipe slightly because it was very similar to a recipe we already had for chocolate/coffee cake. It was the moistest cake I ever ate. We made a huge 12 x 24 sheet cake and the kids devoured most of it. It was so moist that two days later it is still moist even without icing. Thanks ever so much.

~Lenore    Posted 11-26-2003 at 09:05:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please share the final adapted recipe with us.
You made me hungry.

screaminghollow    Posted 11-26-2003 at 11:38:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here goes:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups liquid coffee
1/2 cup sauerkraut, rinsed at least 6 times and chopped very fine (The recipe works just fine without the kraut)

Mix the ingredients in above order. Batter will be quite thin. (we baked this as a sheet cake in a 13 x 9 pan) Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until a tooth pick comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes.

(Heard them kids had both a sugar and caffeine buzz.) I think peanut butter icing goes real well with this cake. This is about as rich as cake can get.

Red Dave    Posted 11-26-2003 at 11:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a coincidence. That recipe is almost exactly the same as the chocolate cake recipe I use. Only difference is that instead of sauerkraut, I use applesauce. Never heard of using 'kraut, may have to give it a try.

Got that one from my first Mother-in-Law. It is a good one.

screaminghollow    Posted 11-27-2003 at 00:15:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
The basic recipe is one my mother has been using since the 1950's. She called it "Black Joe" cake because of the black coffee in it. (I guess not quite PC today maybe.) I don't know where she got it, but we lived near the Berks-Lehigh border when I first remember her making it. That wouldn't be far from you & yours in Lancaster.

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