This Blueberry Cheesecake Chocolate Layered Cake has a few secret ingredients that make it rich, indulgent, and oh so fluffy. It's made with sauerkraut for moist cake layers and olive oil for a lighter sweet that leaves you coming back for seconds. Perfect for Easter, Bridal Showers, or a little sweet on the weekends :)
Sauerkraut is most often used to add moisture and enhance the rich flavor of chocolate cakes. However, today we are using it to enhance the velvety flavors of our pumpkin cream cheese swirl cake! It also helps to keep the cake tender as it sits out at room temperature.
Sauerkraut tastes similar to kimchi, except without the fiery spices. It's slightly salty and adds the perfect little crunch to complement the stuffed quinoa portobello mushrooms! However, we are finely chopping the sauerkraut in this recipe to simply add moisture and not texture.
Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut is made with NO preservatives, NO added sugars, and NO Vinegar. Therefore, you aren’t going to have that sour, tangy taste in the soup like normal sauerkraut. Instead, theirs rides the fine line of subtle peppery notes with a salty aftertaste
From kefir to yogurt to sauerkraut, naturally fermented foods help feed the “good” bacteria in your stomach, which may help improve your digestion and boost your immune system.
In fact, naturally-fermented sauerkraut is rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The fermentation process creates these ultra-nutritious probiotics that may help your body absorb other nutrients more easily. For example, the sauerkraut in this soup may help your body more fully absorb the nutrients in carrots (like potassium, beta carotene, and fiber) and wild rice (like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C).
The beautiful thing is that Bubbies' relishes, pickles, and sauerkraut can be found in most grocery stores across America! I usually buy mine at Whole Foods, but you can also find them at Publix, Harris Teeter, Fresh Market, and more. Find a location near you by clicking here.
My answer? Any time your heart desires a little sweet!
Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL
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This chocolate cake with a blueberry cheesecake frosting has a few secret ingredients that make it rich, indulgent, and oh so fluffy.
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