German Cabbage Cake – Krautkuchen

Recipe from my mom, typical in the Swabia region around Stuttgart, Germany.

Dough – mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 45min.

  • 250 g – 1/2 lb flour
  • 120 g – 1/4 lb butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 75 ml – 1/3 cup water

For the filling:

  • 1 kg – 2 lbs (white) cabbage, finely grated
  • 2 tsp oil OR 1/2 lb diced bacon
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 300 g – 0.6 lb sour creme
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Caraway, salt, pepper to taste
  • butter to grease the form

Saute cabbage with the flour in oil or the rendered bacon for 20min. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Mix sour creme with the eggs and the extra yolk with the still warm cabbage mixture. Add spices to taste.

Roll out the dough and put it into an 11″ spring form, forming a nice crust all around. Add the filling and bake for ca. 45min.

Baking Krautkuchen

Enjoy!