Sauerkraut Apple Cake Recipe -

Sauerkraut Apple Cake

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"A simple Amish recipe with a very moist texture everyone will love. Serve with cream cheese frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9 x 13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil, molasses, and sugar with an electric mixer. Mix in eggs. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in sauerkraut, apples, and nuts by hand. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack.
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Nov 01, 2003

This was horrible, don't try it.

Apr 02, 2005

I read the only other review of this recipe and decided that nothing could be all that bad if porpoerly prepared. Having baked with sauerkraut before I knew that if not thooroughly washed it would not be good. I tried this recipe and foud it to be very good and even gave some to firends who do not like sauerkraut and they found the cake to be most enjoyable.


8 Ratings

Jun 04, 2010

It all depends on the brand of sauerkraut you buy when making something like this. Canned or bagged, and if it has a strong flavor to it or not. Some bagged krauts are sweeter than others.

Feb 22, 2010

My husband liked this and said it was carrot cake-ish. Here are my tweaks (doesn't everyone tweak?). I used 2 1/2 cups fresh ground soft wheat flour (aka pastry flour). For sugar, I used 1/2 cup agave nectar and the 2 TBSP molasses (not terribly sweet, but the frosting adds to the sweetness). I reduced the oil to 3/4 cup. The sauerkraut I rinsed, drained, and squeezed out as much water as I could. Also, I used 3 apples (they were small). Thanks for this crazy recipe - it's a great way to use up leftover sauerkraut. =) I only put 4 stars, since I tweaked the original recipe so much, but with my tweaks it's a 5 star recipe for our family.

Jun 30, 2009

This is an interesting recipe. I had lots of leftover sauerkraut from a barbeque and wanted to try it. The cake baked well, but took an extra 15 minutes to cook completely. The texture was excellent, and my family enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it's their all-time favorite, as you can taste the sauerkraut distinctly. They are pretty open-minded about food, but if yours is picky, this might not be good. I think it might work better with less sauerkraut, and a bit more apple.


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 435 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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