Sauerkraut Einkorn Chocolate Cake | © 2017 | | © 2017 |

Tender, moist chocolate cake made with wholegrain einkorn flour, wine fermented sauerkraut with a milk chocolate glaze and red peppercorns. Do rinse the sauerkraut in cold water to tame the salty and overly sour flavour. And finely chopping it up before adding to the batter so that they won't clump together in a tangle. You can serve the cake unglazed or simply dusted with icing sugar.

Sauerkraut Einkorn Chocolate Cake

inspired by Eat Smarter
BatterGlaze, optional
  • 250 g Einkorn flour
  • 120 g Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 15 g Baking powder
  • Pinch of salt 125 g Butter, softened
  • 150 g Erythritol sweetener
  • 20 g Coconut sugar
  • 3 Large eggs, room-temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla powder
  • 300 ml Aroy-D coconut milk 17% fat
  • 200 g Wine fermented sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and finely chopped
  • 250 g Milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp Red peppercorns
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/320F. Line a 24cmx12cm loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the einkorn flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, erythritol sweetener and coconut sugar with a hand-held mixer until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla powder. Beat well.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add in about half of the flour mixture. Beat until just incorporated, then beat in coconut milk and the remaining flour mixture. Beat well until you have a smooth and thick batter. Now fold in the finely chopped wine fermented sauerkraut.
  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the middle of preheated oven for an hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  5. Place the chopped milk chocolate and coconut oil in a heavy saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly till the chocolate begins to melt. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and stir the chocolate until it is smooth. Spread the smooth chocolate over cake. Top with red peppercorns. Allow the chocolate to set. Slice and serve. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Unknown 23/3/17 03:42

Chocolate cake is my weakness Angie. I’ve never had a sauerkraut cake, it looks delicious.

Balvinder 23/3/17 04:23

I’m a big fan of hiding vegetables in recipes,.. this sound just too odd to be true. But then there is all that chocolate and the naturally rich probiotic food in a cake. Mmmmm!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 23/3/17 06:29

This is interesting, I never had a sauerkraut, but when it's mixed with a chocolate I need to try it.

Sharmila kingsly 23/3/17 06:44

Such a lovely looking cake!! The cake looks so moist and soft!! Perfect for my chocolate Weakness!!

Rosa 23/3/17 08:11

Very original and so tempting!



Anonymous 23/3/17 08:49

Wow, what a unique recipe Angie. Definitely something I would try.
Have a super day.
:-) Mandy xo

tania| my kitchen stories 23/3/17 10:17

This one one of the first ideas I ever saw when I started blogging and it really made me think anything is possible. I never made i with such great flour though Angie. Pink peppercorns are definitely one of my favourites with baked goods too. thanks for reminding me.

Shashi at SavorySpin 23/3/17 11:40

Wow Angie - I'm in awe - I've never thought to use sauerkraut in a cake before - what a fantastic idea and this cake looks so incredibly moist - and added kudos, it's good for me too! Beautiful cake and photos!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 23/3/17 12:48

Wow! I've never seen a dessert that utilized sauerkraut, but it certainly looks decadent AND delicious!!!

Tricia Buice 23/3/17 13:52

How fascinating Angie - the cake looks amazing but I am intrigued by the addition of sauerkraut. You are a wonderful creative baker! The cake looks so moist - who could say no to a slice or two?! Have a happy weekend!

Koko 23/3/17 15:14

This cake looks so rich and chocolatey but holy what!! Sauerkraut in cake!? That ingredient was definitely a're such a risk-taker! I have to try this for myself!!

Monica 23/3/17 16:29

David Lebovitz has a chocolate sauerkraut cake recipe in his Chocolate book that looks amazing, as does this one. I haven't worked out the nerve to try it but sure looks good here and glad to know it's terrific.

Rumana Rawat 23/3/17 16:58

Love the dark color.. yumm

Pam 23/3/17 17:00

It looks so pretty and delicious! YUM!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 23/3/17 17:39

I am totally intrigued, Angie! I would imagine that the sauerkraut adds moistness as grated zucchini does. I don't believe I've ever seen wine fermented sauerkraut but now I'll have to look for it! Wisconsin consumes a lot of sauerkraut :)

Kelly 23/3/17 19:38

Oh my goodness, this cake looks so decadent and amazing! And such a creative way sneak in sauerkraut! Love this idea!

Cheri Savory Spoon 23/3/17 21:56

Chocolate cake is my favorite, you made it even better by adding the sauerkraut, never heard of wine fermented sauerkraut before will definnitely be checking this out. Beautiful dessert Angie!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 23/3/17 22:36

You always have the most unique breads Angie! I would have never thought to use sauerkraut in baking!

My Inner Chick 23/3/17 23:17

in Minnesota.
O, Angie, this looks incredible)))!!

Nava K 24/3/17 01:28

One word to sum up Angie - Luscious!! Super in fact.

Vicki Bensinger 24/3/17 02:14

Honestly I can't even imagine what this must taste like but I can see it's very moist. I've never heard of that in a cake. How was it?

kitchen flavours 24/3/17 03:13

Such a lovely cake! Looks so chocolaty moist and delicious! Interesting ingredient with the sauerkraut!

The Yum List 24/3/17 04:05

That's a combo I would have never considered.

Nancy Chan 24/3/17 09:00

Oooo! You really had me drooling over your chocolate cake! It looks so delicious and water watering!

Evi @ greenevi 24/3/17 14:35

This sounds super interesting! I love to use veggies in sweet dishes, but I've never tried using sauerkraut before. Absolutely genius!

Unknown 24/3/17 16:24

Omg..this looks delicious Angie. Love it.

Natalia 24/3/17 16:52

Wow, I would never think about anything like that, so original and looks amazing☺

grace 24/3/17 17:39

first sauerkraut cake i've ever seen! it looks supremely moist and sounds scrumptious!

Evelyne CulturEatz 24/3/17 19:18

Sauerkraut milk chocolate cake? Is it sweet, tangy? SO curious what this must taste like, way to go in the creativity department :-)

Gingi 24/3/17 20:44

Now that looks unique and yummy!! Thanks for sharing! <3 -

SHON 25/3/17 00:05

It looks very tasty!

Barbara 25/3/17 11:24

I'm not a great chocolate lover, but your cake looks dark and delicious!

Pola & Cleme 25/3/17 17:20

Wooowww I love chocolate, and this cake look great!
Very yummy!

Eva Taylor 25/3/17 18:09

What an unusual cake, I've never heard of adding sauerkraut to chocolate cake. I'd love a taste.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 25/3/17 21:14

I bet the sauerkraut makes it amazingly moist!

Amy 26/3/17 04:00

I have try having sauerkraut in a cake! How wonderful and it looks so delicious and moist! Very clever addition to the cake.

Karen Luvswesavory 26/3/17 12:17

Hi Angie,
I've tasted sauerkraut with burger but haven't tried it baked with cake. This unique Sauerkraut Einkorn Chocolate Cake looks moist and yummy!

Nammi 26/3/17 14:52

at first I thought you I read it wrong, but sauerkraut in a cake? really? cake looks delicious!

Sandra Cox 26/3/17 17:42

Oh my gosh, that looks scrumptious. I've had mayonnaise cake but never sauerkraut.

fimere 26/3/17 20:34

il a l'air parfait et délicieux bravo
bonne soirée

mjskit 27/3/17 01:27

When I saw the name of this post I was questioning it, but the moment I hit the page and saw your pictures my eyes popped out of my head! A moist chocolate cake with chocolate poured over it. WOW! You've outdone yourself Angie. I can't imagine the flavor of this with the sauerkraut but your picture sure sells it as absolutely scrumptious!

Pamela @BrooklynFarmGirl 27/3/17 04:55

This cake looks so rich and moist!

Gloria Baker 27/3/17 14:06

look beautiful and delicious Angie like all you make, so pretty !!

Ana Regalado 27/3/17 15:06

Angie , that chocolate cake looks sinful ! Who would have thought by looking at it that it's packed with healthy ingredients ?! I wouldn't mind a slice :D

Karen (Back Road Journal) 27/3/17 16:32

This is certainly a new and interesting cake for me Angie. I do like sauerkraut as a side and in soup but I never would have thought of adding it to chocolate cake. It shouldn't sound strange though as we add zucchini and carrots…and it is strikingly pretty.

Sandra Cox 27/3/17 18:31

Just stopped by to say hey and thank you for stopping by.
That cake looks soooo moist.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 27/3/17 19:52

Goodness, Angie, this cake is just GORGEOUS! And SO unique!!! I love sauerkraut, but I've never had it in baked goods before. Genius idea. My husband is a total chocoholic, so I absolutely need to make this for him STAT! Cheers, friend!

kankana 27/3/17 20:21

This is new to me but I just love how moist the cake looks!

norma chang 28/3/17 00:34

Interesting combination, would never thought of adding sauerkraut to a chocolate cake.

Mindy 28/3/17 07:00

I have never heard of this, but it looks so yummy and inviting. I just want to eat a piece right now!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 28/3/17 10:02

What an odd combination but it sounds so delicious!

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 28/3/17 15:49

What a pretty and delicious looking chocolate cake, Angie. Love how moist and soft it has turned out. A delight for a chocolate lovers like me.

Juliana 28/3/17 19:18

I love sauerkraut, but never ever thought in adding into a chocolate sounds and looks delicious Angie!
Have a wonderful week ahead :)

Alida 28/3/17 22:12

This cake has a fab colour and it looks so moist! I wish I could have a slice right now!

Kitchen Riffs 29/3/17 02:57

What an interesting cake! I've never had sauerkraut in cake. Nifty idea -- very creative. Thanks!

Unknown 29/3/17 03:49

This cake looks so moist & sauerkraut in cake?!! Now that's unique Angie!!

Jeff the Chef 29/3/17 03:50

I've got to make this cake!

chow and chatter 29/3/17 04:08

how interesting to add sauerkraut looks great though.

Amy (Savory Moments) 29/3/17 13:44

Sauerkraut in a cake?!? I'm am super intrigued by this! I've never seen anything like it before, Angie! The decorating is so pretty.

GiGi Eats Celebrities 29/3/17 15:23

SAY WHAT NOW?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!? Sauerkraut in cake?! Er. Um. I will take your word for it, LMFAO ;) My mom lovessssss sauerkraut. Wonder if she'd eat this ;)

Unknown 29/3/17 18:27

looks so chocolat-y yum!

nadia 29/3/17 20:24

Looks so lovely and moist :D The glaze looks amazing!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 29/3/17 23:30

I love anything chocolate and this looks perfectly stunning, but sauerkraut? This is a new one for me!

Adina 30/3/17 16:05

Wow!!!! Chocolate cake with sauerkraut! I am so making this!

Hema 30/3/17 18:10

The cake looks delicious, I would never have thought of adding sauerkraut in a cake and the red peppercorns look so cute..

Catherine 2/4/17 19:42

Dear Angie, What a beautiful moist, dense chocolate cake. xoxo Catherine

Helene Dsouza 4/4/17 17:26

You always come up with the most amazing bakes Angie. Sauerkraut, just wow! I wonder what the cake tastes like. It certainly looks super amazing.

Sharon D. 4/4/17 22:47

All that chocolate... this certainly looks to die for =D

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 7/4/17 03:46

This cake looks amazing Angie :D

Choclette 10/4/17 18:09

Wow, Sauerkraut in a cake? That really is unusual. I'm trying hard to imagine how it would taste. It certainly looks like a good one.

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 18/4/17 00:38

Wow, Angie, what a fabulous cake! I'm assuming the sauerkraut add to the moist texture? But that rich, dark chocolate looks amazing! :)

Getting Real in Your Kitchen 5/5/17 00:16

Do you make the sauerkraut yourself?

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mary anderson 17/2/19 00:57

wow that creamy chocolate cake looks so delicious! i'm wondering to make this on on my niece's birthday


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