Chocolate Pretzel Cake Recipe

Decadent Chocolate Pretzel Cake 🍫🥨

Indulge in the perfect balance of sweet and salty with our irresistible Chocolate Pretzel Cake. This rich and moist chocolate cake is infused with crunchy bits of pretzels and topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. Follow our simple recipe to create a dessert that will leave everyone craving for more.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels, plus extra for garnish

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Prepare Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients: Add the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until well combined.
  4. Incorporate Boiling Water: Stir in the boiling water until the batter is smooth and well combined. Fold in the crushed pretzels gently.
  5. Divide Batter: Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  6. Bake: Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Cool Cakes: Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
  8. Prepare Ganache: In a heatproof bowl, place the chocolate chips. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and let it sit for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and glossy.
  9. Assembly: Let the ganache cool slightly before pouring it over the cooled cakes. Decorate the cake with additional crushed pretzels before serving.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Calories per Serving: 350 kcal
  • Servings: 12 servings

Enjoy the delightful combination of rich chocolate a

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