Pretzel cake

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It’s time for another feature of “What’s baking Mom & Dad?”ย 

So… sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet treat my parents made for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello again everyone!

We are very happy to be back.

And today, we are sharing something that’s a little unusual but looks very “cool” (as you, young folks, like to call it)… heheh

We came down to visit Abeer a little while ago and she made these chocolate peanut butter cranberry balls, which we couldn’t stop eating.

And while hanging out with her, she asked if we could make something sweet for her blog.ย ย 

pretzel cake 1Since we didn’t think we would be doing any baking on our visit, we didn’t bring our family recipe book with us. ย 

And sadly, it was also a very short short trip.

That didn’t give us enough time to make anything time-consuming.

But, we thought it would be nice to make somethingย with those energy balls.

pretzel cake 6At first, we thought of using them in a trifle but we had eaten too many and there weren’t enough left for a trifle…hahah.

So, we decided to make this unique cake.

It’s our family’s favorite chocolate cake covered in chocolate frosting and then decorated with pretzel rods and topped off with with energy balls and chocolate pieces.ย 

pretzel cake 10It’s fast and easy to make!

And we think this is a wonderful cake for Fall and Thanksgiving parties.

It would also make nice centerpiece at your dessert tables…heheh.ย 

pretzel cake 7

Abeer said this cake looked “very earthy.”

And she still can’t believe we decorated a cake!

We usually don’t do any cake decorating but I believe her talents are rubbing off onto us ๐Ÿ™‚

pretzel cake 11To make this chocolate pretzel cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Two round chocolate cakes (Dimensions: 6×3 each)
Chocolate peanut butter cranberry balls
Chocolate buttercream icing
Pretzel rods
Brown ribbon
Chocolate squares

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Bake 2 round chocolate cakes.

Step 2:
Make a batch of Abeer’s chocolate coconut energy balls.

Step 3:
After your cakes have cooled, stack them on top of one another and cover them in chocolate buttercream icing.

Step 4:
Then, start sticking pretzel rods around your cake.
The frosting acts like a glue and holds the pretzels in place.

Step 5:
Wrap a brown ribbon near the top and bottom of your cake for extra security.

Step 6:
Now, arrange the energy balls on the top of the cake in somewhat of a dome shape.
If you like, you can stick them to each other with some melted chocolate so that they don’t move around.

Step 7:
Place some chocolate chunks in between the energy balls.

And you are done!

pretzel cake 2

This cake is a little hard to cut.

Make sure to remove the ribbons and also don’t forget to remove the energy balls before slicing or else they will be rolling all over the place.ย 

But like Abeer said, “Who cares if it’s hard to slice? All that matters is that it tastes good and looks good?”

And those are our sentiments exactly!

Pretzel cake
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Recipe type: Cake
 
This stunning pretzel cake is a double decker chocolate cake with chocolate frosting & covered in pretzels & then topped off with choco peanut butter balls.
Ingredients
  • Two round chocolate cakes (Dimensions: 6x3 each)
  • Chocolate peanut butter cranberry balls
  • Chocolate buttercream icing
  • Pretzel rods
  • Brown ribbon
  • Chocolate squares
Instructions
  1. Bake 2 round chocolate cakes.
  2. Make a batch of Abeer's chocolate coconut energy balls.
  3. After your cakes have cooled, stack them on top of one another and cover them in chocolate buttercream icing.
  4. Then, start sticking pretzel rods around your cake. The frosting acts like a glue and holds the pretzels in place.
  5. Wrap a brown ribbon near the top and bottom of your cake for extra security.
  6. Now, arrange the energy balls on the top of the cake in somewhat of a dome shape. If you like, you can stick them to each other with some melted chocolate so that they don't move around.
  7. Place some chocolate chunks in between the energy balls.
  8. And you are done!

Well, we hope enjoyed our post.

If you liked this chocolate pretzel cake, you might also like some of these other cakes…

Chocolate popcorn cake

chocolate popcorn cake

Gold halva cake

gold halva cake

Fat free chocolate cake

fat free chocolate cake

Have a nice weekend everyone.

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13 Comments

  • Belinda @zomppa August 6, 2013 3:43 am

    Don’t need to slice it – ill just eat the whole thing!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 6, 2013 6:59 am

    OMG loooove the cake! Such a great idea!

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today August 6, 2013 10:08 am

    I need energy so much. It’s been too hot for too long and even coffee doesn’t help.

  • Summer August 6, 2013 10:24 am

    WOW! That’s a very unusual and beautiful looking cake. I think presentation is half of the battle and this cake definitely has that ‘wow’ factor.
    Happy Baking ๐Ÿ™‚

  • yummychunklet August 7, 2013 3:28 pm

    What a fun way to decorate!

  • Daniela August 9, 2013 9:54 pm

    Fantastic idea, great looking cake.
    A piece for me please :))

  • Kumar’s Kitchen August 11, 2013 8:51 am

    such an elegant treat….real fun making those balls, feel like having the whole cake in one go ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rebecca August 12, 2013 8:59 pm

    this is fun and all your cakes are amazing what talent

  • CCU August 14, 2013 2:12 am

    This cake looks utterly delicious, love it ๐Ÿ˜€
    Your creativity knows no bounds ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad to be back!
    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • srebrina August 17, 2013 8:36 pm

    How do you eat it?

  • Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook August 18, 2013 10:26 am

    WOW what a gorgeous cake! This would a show-stopper at any occasion. And I bet it’s just as delicious as it is impressive.

  • Amanda November 26, 2014 7:08 am

    Stunning Cake!

    • Abeer Rizvi November 27, 2014 6:41 pm

      Thanks Amanda! I am still amazed by all of your cake creations ๐Ÿ˜‰

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