Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake

Springtime in South Dakota can mean crazy weather. A couple weeks ago, it was rainy and chilly. Last week, we had snow. This week, it’s sunny and in the 70s. I would like to think that now we’re into May, the weather will level off a bit, and we’ll have a decent spring for a couple weeks.

Spring means open windows, airing out the house, and fun treats, like this Salted Carmel Pretzel Chocolate Cake. This easy-to-make cake is made with some help from Blue Bunny® and their new line of Bunny Snacks™.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake

This year Blue Bunny® also introduced a totally new treat, Bunny Snacks™. Bunny Snacks™ are the perfect bite-size treat available in four delicious flavors: Salted Caramel Pretzel, Chocolate Vanilla Twist, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Cookies ‘N Cream. All four are amazing (yes, I’ve tried all of them already)!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake

And not only that, they’ve also released their 2017 line-up of ice cream flavors: Rockin’ Rocky Road™, Monster Cookie Mash, Toffee Brownie Twist™ and Mint Cookie Crunch (and yes, we’ve tried several of these, too!). Additionally, Cherrific Cheesecake (which has been a seasonal flavor) is now available year-round. For more than 80 years, Blue Bunny® has been bringing delicious ice cream made with fun, fresh ingredients to families—adding a little playfulness to any occasion and perfect for bringing the whole family together. I also love the fact that I consider them to be locally made (I consider local to be products made in a place I can drive to in eight hours or less, and Le Mars, Iowa is just a few hours away!).

I chose to incorporate the Salted Caramel Pretzel Bunny Snacks™ into my cake recipe. This is a three-ingredient recipe, believe it or not–Four, if you count the baking spray. This is a doctored cake mix, with melted ice cream, and eggs. The melted ice cream contains your liquids for your cake mix, so all you need to add are the eggs! I started by heading to my local Walmart, which carries Blue Bunny® products, nationwide:

BB Ice Cream

You mix your eggs, cake mix, and two cups of melted ice cream (I needed the whole package of Salted Caramel Pretzel snacks).

BB Ingredients

Once mixed, add it to a 10-cup tube pan:

BB Cake Batter

And then bake according to the package directions. I decided to keep with the salted caramel theme, and topped the cake with an equally-easy-to-make salted caramel glaze.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake

The cake is perfect for feeding a crowd, as well as celebrating spring!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cake


For the Cake:

  • Baking spray (with flour - Not cooking spray)
  • 1 15-oz. chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package Blue Bunny® Bunny Snacks, Salted Caramel Pretzel variety, melted
  • 3 large eggs

For the Glaze:

  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C salted caramel sauce
  • 2 oz. heavy cream
  • 12-15 pretzels, optional


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10-cup tube pan with baking spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, melted ice cream, and the eggs. Beat on low speed to combine, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the pan over, and remove. Allow the cake to cool completely on the wire rack.
To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, salted caramel sauce, and the heavy cream until smooth. Pour over the top of the cooled cake, and if using, top with pretzels. Allow the glaze to set up for 10 minutes before serving.

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