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PointsPlus Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe


Dark Chocolate Cake

Who says that being on a diet means you have to sacrifice dessert? What’s the secret to keeping the calories and fat down in this chocolate cake? Well, sharing, for one, but the real secret is: sauerkraut.

Ready in
1 h, 10 m
Calories Per Serving


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup regular butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, puréed until smooth
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cocoa. Add the melted butter, hot water, and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the sauerkraut and blend thoroughly.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the center of the oven until a tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for about 20 minutes and then turn out onto a baking rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with cocoa powder before slicing into 14 pieces.