German chocolate cake with a secret

    German chocolate cake with a secret


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    About this recipe: Don't be alarmed when I reveal the secret... it's sauerkraut. You won't be able to taste it in this wonderful chocolate cake, but it does add a great texture.

    Makes: 1 2 layer 20cm cake

    • 150g butter
    • 275g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 280g sifted plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 300ml water
    • 100g drained and chopped sauerkraut

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 20cm cake tins (round or square).
    2. Thoroughly cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
    3. Sieve together cocoa, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Add alternately with water to egg mixture. Stir in the sauerkraut. Pour batter into prepared tins.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Ice with your favourite icing.

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