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Sauerkraut Apple Cake

 Sauerkraut Apple Cake
Sweet and sour is what comes to mind with this cake. Apples and sauerkraut have always complimented each other so well and the cream cheese frosting makes it extra sweet.—Eleanor Lais, Lafayette, New Jersey
10-12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tart apple
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugars; set aside. Squeeze sauerkraut
  • until dry; finely chop and add to egg mixture. Peel and finely grate

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Sauerkraut Apple Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • apple; squeeze dry. Stir into egg mixture. Add oil and walnuts.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and
  • nutmeg; stir into egg mixture.
  • Line two 8-in. round baking pans with waxed paper; grease and flour
  • paper and sides of pan. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 350° for
  • 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
  • racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons cream in a small
  • bowl. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add orange peel, cinnamon and
  • vanilla; mix well. Add remaining cream if needed. Spread between
  • layers and over entire cake. Garnish with chopped walnuts if
  • desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 692 calories, 34 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 670 mg sodium, 93 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.