Beer and Sauerkraut Fudge Cake

Beer and Sauerkraut Fudge Cake

One of my favorite thing to do when thrifting is flipping through copies of old “church” cookbooks. They are great for finding classics like the best banana bread, or any recipe that reminds you of your grandma, but also a good laugh at some of the more… “interesting” recipes, (aka midwestern for “that sounds terrible.”) One of those is this Beer and Sauerkraut Fudge cake Nola Olson in the “St. Luke’s Hospital Cookbook.” The recipe even includes a note at the end encouraging “Don’t let the ingredients fool you. It’s good!” Now I love beer, I love sauerkraut and I love cake, but the three combined? It sounds kind of like stoner food for an old German man, but I was surprised how good this cake actually turned out. The beer and sauerkraut made the cake incredibly moist, and the kraut gave it a nice tang similar to buttermilk. This might not be what I’m requesting on my next birthday, but I would gladly make this cake again.

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