Yes, sauerkraut is the secret ingredient in this deliciously moist cake popular in the Lincoln era and passed down by descendants.
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HERE’S THE RECIPE:
½ cup butter
1½ cup sugar
1 tbs. vanilla
2 cups flour
¼ tsp. cream of tartar
¼ tsp. salt
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 cups sauerkraut, drained, washed, and chopped
- Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
- Sift together dry ingredients: flour, cream of tartar, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder.
- Add dry ingredients and water alterately to butter mixture. Stir in sauerkraut.
Pour into a greased and floured 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes.
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
4 tablespoons butter
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- Melt chocolate and butter over low heat.
- Remove from heat and blend in sour cream. vanilla, and salt.
- Stir in powdered sugar and blend until smooth.
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Recipe from: A. Lincoln Cookbook: A Cookbook of Epic Portions. Morris Press Cookbooks, Kearney NE, © 2008