Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with water.
  • Fold in sauerkraut, coconut and pecans.
  • Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking
  • pans.
  • Bake at 350 ยบ for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
  • racks; cool completely.
  • In a bowl, combine melted chocolate and mayonnaise.
  • Set aside 1-1/4 cups for frosting.
  • To the remaining chocolate mixture, add half of the coconut and pecans; spread between cake layers.
  • Spread reserved chocolate mixture over top and sides of cake. Combine remaining coconut and pecans; press onto sides of cake.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
  • Slice with a serrated knife.

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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    this looks greeeeat 5555555
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  • 4kelly 4 years ago
    Oh my! This sounds so very yummy. Definitely going to make it!
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  • pokeywinkel 4 years ago
    I guess I know what I will be making for my dad's birthday next year. He love german chocolate cake. Next year I will tell my mom that I want to the honors of making him the cake.
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    " It was excellent "
    capedread ate it and said...
    oh my god, such conflicting ing! am going to have to try this
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    " It was good "
    lenora ate it and said...
    hmmm, I am intrigued!
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    Thanks for such a wonderful recipe! My mom will be in town for my daughters birthday in May and this will be THE PERFECT cake to make!! Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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    " It was excellent "
    celestialvortex ate it and said...
    I remember having a very similar cake several years ago, very moist and delicious...I am going to make this for my husband for his birthday, I am sure he will love it. thanks for sharing, you've got 5 from me... CV
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Sauerkraut? In a cake? Now look here, girrrl, this is just too interesting and intriguing to pass up. My mother-in-law's GC cake has always been in demand but this may just take its place after the test run. Thanks, greek and high 5.
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Wow, and I mean, wow! I So love it and so saving it and making it soon!!! Thanks for the great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    rescue_ranger ate it and said...
    Well you beat me to it I was going to submit a German Chocolate cake but this recipe is so close to mine don't need to, excellent choice
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  • c_gomezmail 5 years ago
    This looks absolutely amazing. bookmarked to be made soon. :)
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  • lovebreezy 5 years ago
    My German side of the family has a recipe for saurekraut cake -- it's good. But to combine that with my favorite German Chocolate Cake will be bliss. Can't wait to try this.
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  • snomama 5 years ago
    Wow you have one of the best German Chocolate Cake Recipes I've seen. Wow this is a 5 fork.
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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    This sounds great! It's a keeper.
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  • mountainmama 5 years ago
    I posted it didn't take so I'll try this again. This recipe fascinates me to death. Its so rich and the ingredients are WOW. Will be trying this and you got my HIGH 5. Its a keeper!
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  • gapeach55 5 years ago
    German chocolate is one of my husbands favorite. It sounds interesting and I'm sure is very good. Of course, I never had saurekraut on pizza either but, it was great. Will have to try this.
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  • missamberlee 5 years ago
    I use mayo in my cookies quite often, its just another way to get the oil and eggs into something. This sounds fantastic.
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    " It was excellent "
    zanna ate it and said...
    OH,MY WORD! Looks so yummy! I have had sauerkraut used instead of coconut ,and it turned out great. Well I dont know to thank you are not.I will bookmark it for when I off my diet. At least I can say it will be worth the calories. You can be sooo wicked sometimes.LOL hAVE A GREATWEEKEND:).
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    WOW just found this!! INCREDIBLE!! :) high high
    5 er ! * * * * *
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  • debwin 5 years ago
    I am going to have to give this one a try..I love german chocolate cake but have never had it with sauerkraut(not that I know of anyway)...a must try.
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