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Hi this is Emily. I am having  a cake week at the bakery for every kind of cake. It would be lovely if you could give me some cake recipes! Thanks Emily
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Cakes

posted at 2/25/2012 11:32 AM EST
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Last: 4/10/2012
Hi this is Emily.I am having  a cake week at the bakery for every kind of cake. It would be lovely if you could give me some cake recipes!
Thanks
Emily

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/25/2012 2:57 PM EST
Posts: 1417
First: 10/26/2009
Last: 3/15/2014
Here's one for you, Emily.

This is a wonderful old family recipe that my Aunt used to make for family get-togethers. I believe the surprise ingredient (sauerkraut) adds moisture to the cake, just as carrots do for carrot cake. I usually don't tell anyone what's in the cake until I know for sure they are enjoying it.

 

Chocolate Surprise Cake

 

1/2 c. butter

1-1/2 c. sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. cocoa powder

1 c. water

1 c. sauerkraut; drained, rinsed, finely snipped

 

In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time; add vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating after each addition. Stir in sauerkraut. Turn into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350, 35 – 40 minutes. Cool in pan. Frost with Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows).

 

Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

 

1 6-oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

4 tbsp. butter

1/2 c. sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

2-1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar

 

Melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat. (I microwave them.) Blend in sour cream, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat well, to make spreading consistency. (Add more powdered sugar if necessary.)

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/25/2012 4:42 PM EST
Posts: 1856
First: 10/8/2010
Last: 2/12/2014
Verlee, I've made that sauerkraut cake (not recently) and it is really good.  It is a surprise ingredient.  Most people don't have a cllue as to the surprise.  A lot think it is coconut.  It is a really good recipe.

Emily, go to VBB recipes for cakes.  They have some wonderful ones.

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/25/2012 6:11 PM EST
Posts: 499
First: 8/12/2008
Last: 3/7/2012
Sauerkraut Cake is indeed yummy - just don't identify it until they beg for the recipe for that delicious cake!

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/25/2012 7:29 PM EST
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First: 10/12/2008
Last: 4/16/2014
The sauerkraut cake sounds good, I'll have to save it to try sometime.  But, since sauerkraut already has salt, do you have to add the extra salt?

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/25/2012 10:34 PM EST
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First: 11/14/2008
Last: 4/7/2014
Sounds like a great recipe, can't wait to try it!!

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/26/2012 12:16 AM EST
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First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/11/2013
Verlee, Thanks for sharing your Choc. Surprise Cake recipe!! I have printed
and will be on my to try pile. I know my hubby will really like it and I'm sure
I will to.  Will make soon!

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/26/2012 7:58 AM EST
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I MADE THE CHOCOLATED CAKE AND IT WAS VERY GOOD.

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/26/2012 12:12 PM EST
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First: 8/8/2008
Last: 4/16/2014
interesting cake willhave to try it

Thanks

posted at 2/26/2012 2:24 PM EST
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First: 10/29/2011
Last: 4/10/2012
Thanks for that recipe Verlee T. Will try it right now! Thanks again!

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/26/2012 6:44 PM EST
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First: 1/20/2010
Last: 4/13/2014
Vereel, That sounds great. I make  going to make it.

Re: Cakes

posted at 2/26/2012 10:04 PM EST
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First: 8/9/2008
Last: 6/2/2013
Verlee:  Thank you so much for the recipe.  I am going to print it.  Have seen the recipe several times, but have not made it.  Will definitely try it this time.  Thank you again.  Sounds delicious.