Pretzels, Peanut Butter, and Beer Cake Recipe

Pretzels, Peanut Butter, and Beer Cake Recipe | #SundaySupper

You'll love this easy to make chocolate beer cake, covered in peanut butter frosting and decorated with pretzel twists!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 961 kcal
Author Katie Moseman



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup beer preferably stout


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  • 3 cups pretzel twists


For the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare two 9-inch cake pans by lining with parchment paper and spraying the interior sides of the pans with baking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt, then set aside.
  3. In a second mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Stir in the beer.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture a little at a time and whisk until just combined. The batter will be runny.
  5. Pour half of the batter into each prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs but no wet batter. Let cool completely in the pans on a rack.

For the Frosting

  1. Place the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in a bow. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.

To Decorate the Cake

  1. Place one layer of the cake on a cake stand or plate. Spread a layer of frosting on top of the cake layer, almost to the edge.
  2. Place the other layer on top of the frosted first layer. Spread a layer of frosting on the top, right up to the edge. Arrange pretzels on top in concentric circular patterns.
  3. To decorate the sides, apply a little frosting to the center of a pretzel twist, then press it against the cake. Alternate pretzels right-side-up and upside-down as you go.
Nutrition Facts
Pretzels, Peanut Butter, and Beer Cake Recipe | #SundaySupper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 961 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 1226mg 51%
Potassium 489mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 129g 43%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 56g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 19.1%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.