This is a super fun way to eat cake – as a soft pretzel! These Red Velvet Soft Pretzels taste like cake, but with the texture of a soft pretzel.
A few months ago I posted Cake Mix Soft Pretzels, a boiled and baked soft pretzel that was made out of cake mix. I had figured, if Christi can make cinnamon rolls out of cake mix, why can’t I make pretzels? And I was delighted to find that it worked!
I think it helped that they were funfetti pretzels. I mean, there really is nothing better than sprinkles.
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Since my only Valenine’s Day inspiration right now seems to be red velvet, I thought, why not do a red velvet soft pretzel? Covered in cream cheese frosting? This is a Valentine’s Day #win people!
Red velvet cake mix is mixed with flour and yeast and a few other things and left to rise. Don’t be afraid of yeast! I was for so long, until I started using it. Now I can’t get enough! I love Red Star Yeast. I use Active Dry, and I buy it in a jar. With the amount I use it, it’s way cheaper to go the jar route. But you can use a packet if that’s what you have.
Once the dough has risen, you cut it into pieces and roll each out into a long red velvet rope and twist that into a pretzel. You can just bake them but I love the chewiness of a boiled-then-baked soft pretzel, so I do that. Really, it doesn’t add much time to your process and it makes them taste so much better!
Once you’ve boiled them and baked them and they cool, it’s time to add the frosting (and sprinkles!) I used a can of cream cheese frosting because I was feeling super lazy. You can totally make your own if you’d like (this is my favorite recipe).
The magic of using the canned frosting is (1) powdered sugar won’t coat your counters, clothes, mixer, and curtains, and (2) You can heat it so that the pretzels can be dipped like a glaze. The more you heat it, the thinner the glaze and vice versa. Then simply add sprinkles!
These are like having a red velvet cupcake, but with the texture of a soft pretzel. *Minds blown everywhere*
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