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Try a slice of this “German” treat

Craving something sweet on the road this year?  This cake is so moist and delicious it almost seems decadent…almost!  I love the secret ways to kick up the nutrition in desserts.  You can increase fiber, vitamins and minerals, and decrease saturated fats and sugar all with a little help from fruits and vegetables! If you are craving something dark and chocolatey don’t let the secret ingredient in this recipe stop you!  Curious? 

Yes, that is right–SAUERKRAUT!  Don’t snub your nose just yet.  Give this probiotic and fiber packed cake a whirl and you will all be happier and a little more “regular” on the bus! Ask a loved one or fan to make it for y’all on the road!   Trust me and give this a try!

“German” Dark Chocolate Cake


2 cups Flour, All-Purpose

1 1/3 cup Sugar

1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1/2 tsp Instant Coffee Granules (OPTIONAL)

1/2 cup Butter, melted

1 1/2 cup Hot Water

1 tsp Vanilla

1 cup Sauerkraut, blended until smooth

Cooking Spray and Cocoa for dusting pan


Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a bundt pan with cooking spray. Dust with cocoa powder instead of flour.

In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and 2/3 cup of cocoa, and coffee granules. Add melted butter, hot water and vanilla extract; mix well. Add sauerkraut and blend thoroughly.

Pour batter into prepared bundt pan; bake in center of oven until a tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Cool cake in pan for about 20 minutes and then turn out onto a baking rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder before slicing into 14 pieces. Yields 1 slice per serving.

I know you can’t bake like Betty Crocker on the bus, but I also know that many of you have a sweet tooth!  We are just paying a little homage to my Oma with this tasty treat!


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