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German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

By Sue Lau @zzazzazza

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts have a delicious secret ingredient that only you will know about unless you tell. They'll never know.
German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored on behalf of #Choctoberfest. Our generous sponsors Divine Chocolate and Imperial Sugar have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

My recipe of the day is for German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts, being posted jointly with both Choctoberfest, and my monthly blogging group called Baking Bloggers. The topics are Chocolate recipes and also Baked Donuts.

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

Combining these two I am posting an unusual recipe for German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts- in homage to the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in my part of the world, which has been held annually the second week of October for decades. Attending the kraut festival or cooking sauerkraut is a tradition for me at this time of year.

Now I understand that most of you like cooking kraut as well, and usually that is with some type of pork.

When I moved to Ohio (coming up from Florida so the hubz could get his Masters Degree completed) we started attending the festival in Waynesville. At the time I was a little bit shocked to see some of the creations they were making, and trust me, they made them all.

At first it was a dare to sample some of these foods, but later we ate them out of love. And what kinds of foods? Here are a few in case you are on the hunt for some of the things they make, or my versions of it:

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts
German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts
German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts
German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts
German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

They also serve (famously) chocolate fudge made with sauerkraut (which is a bit like coconut in there) as well as their versions of donuts which aren't chocolate) (and theirs are fried) but you can be sure I will get to them all in good time, as well as creations like the German Chocolate donuts today.

I will also link up some other sauerkraut ideas further in the post, so keep scrolling if you are hunting for some of those (and don't forget to enter the giveaway down there as well!) Because in my not so humble opinion, one can never have too many sauerkraut recipes!

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

These are not baked totally from scratch.

I understood that some will see (Sauerkraut!?!?!?) and have trepidations so wanted to keep things as easy as possible to help encourage you to try.

I know, I know. I was once a first-time sauerkraut dessert person myself, so I know exactly what you are thinking. And how hard it must be to wrap your head around the concept.

But you are going to have to just trust me on this. You can't taste the sauerkraut per se. It does add a little tang to the donuts (the way using buttermilk will add tang to a baking recipe). Just try to imagine how flavors can disappear in something, the way zucchini can inside of zucchini quick bread. The kraut does help keep things moist and tender, and the sensation of texture will hide itself as if you are eating coconut, which is in the frosting anyway.

In fact, the taste is so well hidden, that those who were not told it was in there had no idea.

But I wasn't the sneaky one (my hubby did this to the guys at work) although there was the time my brother said he would NEVER eat okra willingly so I cooked some for him and he wolfed it down. I asked him how he liked it and he said "delicious." Then I gave him the memo and the look on his face was priceless. It did prove out my point that if you don't like something, it probably hasn't been cooked well.

And a couple of things I know for certain: I know how to cook okra properly and I am a self-proclaimed sauerkraut queen. If you don't think these donuts are delicious, I haven't done my job, and so far, the votes on these are all thumbs up.

Also for today I am baking with my monthly blogging group:

Baking Bloggers

Baked Donuts

We took a vote and decided to bake up some donuts for you and here they are!

Baking Bloggers

Baked Donuts

    We are located on Facebook, and post once a month on a variety of baking topics which we vote on. If you are a blogger who enjoys baking and posting baking recipes and would like more info, just use the Contact Me form.

    German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

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    German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

    German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

    Keyword: baking, doughnuts, german chocolate, Sauerkraut

      3 (6-count each) regular donut baking tins

    • 1 15.25 ounce box German Chocolate cake mix (I used Pillsbury)
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup sauerkraut
    • Baker's Release spray Baker's Joy
    • 1 15 ounce tub Coconut Pecan Frosting
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
    • Preheat oven to 350F.

    • Spray donut baking tins with baker's release spray and set aside.

    • Place cake mix, milk, coconut oil (vegetable oil is fine) and eggs in a mixer bowl and blend until smooth.

    • Rinse sauerkraut with cold water in a mesh strainer. Taking small handfuls, squeeze it as dry as you can.

    • Add the kraut to the cake batter and fold in.

    • Divide batter among baking tins (using a heavy duty ziplock with the corner snipped can be helpful to dispense the batter).

    • Bake about 17 minutes or until it tests done with a toothpick. It does have a much shorter baking time than cake because the batter amount is small.

    • Cool in pans ten minutes then turn out and finish cooling donuts on a wire rack.

    • Spread with frosting and sprinkle with pecans; let set up to dry if you like but these will not be totally dry to the touch anyway because of the frosting type.

    From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

    German Chocolate Sauerkraut Baked Donuts

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