Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake

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“I adopted this recipe from the Recipezaar account. Be sure to rinse and drain the sauerkraut several times when you make this recipe.”
1hr 5mins

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  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer set at medium speed.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Add dry ingredients alternately with water to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in sauerkraut.
  7. Spread batter in greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  9. Cool in pan on rack.
  10. Frost with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.
  11. Cut into squares.
  12. CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING: Melt chocolate in a custard cup in hot water.
  13. Cool slightly.
  14. Combine chocolate, cream cheese, milk, confectioners' sugar, salt, and vanilla in a bowl.
  15. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until smooth and creamy.

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