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chocolate peanut butter pretzel cake

Recipe by
raymond spencer
st bernard, LA

I created this new chocolate peanut butter cake recipe based on a new Haagen Dazs ice cream flavor called chocolate peanut butter pretzel. It's a layer cake filled with peanut butter-filled pretzels and Reese's pieces on the bottom.

yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate peanut butter pretzel cake

  • 2 c
    Reese's pieces
  • 1 box
    devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 c
    hot water
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 1 pkg
    instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 3/4 c
    peanut butter-filled pretzels
  • 1 pkg
    frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c
    chocolate syrup, divided
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter chips
  • 1 c
    broken pretzel pieces, divided

How To Make chocolate peanut butter pretzel cake

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Coat the bottom and sides of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Add the Reese's pieces into both cake pans.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, hot water, vegetable oil, egg whites, pudding mix and Nutella. Using a electric mixer, beat on medium speed for 3 minutes or until smooth.
  • 4
    Add the peanut butter-filled pretzels and mix well with a spoon until combined.
  • 5
    Pour into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely for 10 minutes.
  • 6
    In a another large bowl, combine the whipped topping, cream cheese, peanut butter and 1/2 cup chocolate syrup; whisk well until creamy and smooth.
  • 7
    Place one cake layer upside down on a serving plate. Spread with the peanut butter/chocolate frosting. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips and broken pretzel pieces.
  • 8
    Place another cake on top. Spread the frosting on top and sides of the cake. Top with remaining pretzel pieces. Drizzle with remaining chocolate syrup over the cake when serving.