*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         CHOCOLATE SAUERKRAUT CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chocolate                        Vegetables
                 Cakes                            Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/4   c            Flour -- Unbleached, Sifted
      1/2   c            Cocoa -- Baking
    1       t            Baking Powder
    1       t            Baking Soda
      1/4   t            Salt
      2/3   c            Butter Or Regular Margarine
    1 1/2   c            Sugar
    3       ea           Eggs -- Large
    1       t            Vanilla
    1       c             -- Water
      2/3   c            Sauerkaraut -- *
                         -----CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING-----
    1       oz           Semisweet Chocolate
    3       oz           Cream Cheese -- Softened
    1       T            Milk
    1       c            Confectioners' Sugar
      1/8   t            Salt
      1/2   t            Vanilla extract
   *  Sauerkraut should be rinsed and drained thoroughly and then chopped
   Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set
   aside.  Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and
   fluffy, using an electric mixer set at medium speed.  Add eggs, one at a
   time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Add dry
   ingredients alternately with water to creamed mixture, beating well after
   each addition.  Stir in sauerkraut.  Spread batter in greased 13 x 9 x
   2-inch bakeing pan.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 minutes
   or until cake tests done.  Cool in pan on rack.  Frost with Creamy
   Chocolate Frosting.  Cut into squares.
   Melt chocolate in a custard cup in hot water.  Cool slightly.  Combine
   chocolate, cream cheese, milk, confectioners' sugar, salt, and vanilla in
   a bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until smooth and
   This is one of those dishes that sound absolutely horrible, but tastes
   great.  It is also one of those recipes that is a classic but you can
   never find in most cookbooks.  I have fooled my kids with this as well as
   seen it done on TV.  Everyone thinks that the sauerkraut is coconut.  So
   be sure to rinse and drain the sauerkraut several times when you make this
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