Local Recipes

Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake

This recipe is from a Harvest Box customer’s Mom who would always make it for birthdays. Word is that nobody ever knew there was sauerkraut in it.


  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of sauerkraut, drained and chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Combine first five ingredients in a bowl.
  2. With electric beater, cream butter until smooth, gradually add sugar, then eggs one at a time. Add vanilla to coffee.
  3. Beginning with dry ingredients, alternate liquids and dry ingredients to the butter mixture and end with dry ingredients. Stir in the sauerkraut and mix well.
  4. Bake in 2 greased and floured 8 inch round pans at 350o F for 25 - 30 minutes.
  5. Make your favourite chocolate icing for a double layer cake.