Playing Cake Catch-Up: Strawberry Pretzel Dessert


It’s not a cake, but it was absolutely amazing.

Ever made something that caused you to hover over the pan for half an hour, spooning mouthful after mouthful of goodness into your pie hole uncontrollably?

That was this dessert for me.  I knew from the get-go this would be a fantastic recipe.  It contained cream cheese, pretzels, and strawberries (Meldawg’s motto:  fruit makes dessert healthy!)  I love all of those things!  This recipe was a sure fire way to a kitchen win!

The Strawberry Pretzel Dessert recipe comes from Barbara Kiebel’s blog Culinary Creative.  You should keep your eye on this site.  This lady must blog from a treadmill because if I ate and drank all the food that she’s making over there … I would be signing up for that TV show about being over six hundred pounds.  Non-stop delicious.  No joke.  Her most recent post was a Smoretini!

Now, I will not kid you when it comes to my confection skills.  I am a work in progress.  There are times that I am a little disappointed at what happened from preheat to slicing, but there are also times that I am completely amazed about what happened.  The latter occurred with this recipe.

I was following the directions step-by-step and somehow was distracted by the method.  I was so zoned in on what I needed to do that I had no idea what I was whipping up in the Kitchen Aid.  As the paddle went to town, the ingredients revealed themselves in a new magical form.

“Holy shit.  I just made homemade whipped cream!  Honey!”  I ran for the living room completely astonished by the fluffy white goodness that had appeared!  “Homemade whipped cream!”

Lucky for us, the beau is tired and didn’t give me the ‘but it’s not cake’ riot when I asked for a rating.  He gave the Strawberry Pretzel Dessert an eight out of ten.

Please visit Barbara’s blog for the recipe and more flattering photos of this yummy dish.  (Sorry, I took these with my cell phone.  The way that I wanted to start devouring it … there was no time to get the camera up and running.)



4 thoughts on “Playing Cake Catch-Up: Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

  1. You brought a chuckle to MY morning…especially ‘Homemade Whipped Cream!’ So glad you enjoyed this…I know when I make it that it won’t last long.

    Not that I wouldn’t love to drop a few pounds but to keep it from getting out of hand I have what I call my eaters. Neighbors will see a post on Facebook and know that if they are available, so is pie or cake or even strawberry pretzel dessert. Main courses I freeze but desserts have got to go.

    The booze? Wish I had more help; brands send me bottles to use for a cocktail so I can feature them. I now have over 200 bottles of booze with maybe an ounce or two gone. HELP!

    I make a cocktail and depending on the time of day I sip it to get the flavor and then 1. Pitch it if it’s before 4pm OR 2. Enjoy it after the photo shoot if it’s later. OR say the heck with it and if it has juice in it convince myself that a morning libation is fine. 🙂

    Loved your post…thanks for a nice ‘wake me up.’

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog! What an honor!

      This really was a fantastic treat. I can’t wait for strawberry season to come back around so we can enjoy it again.

      I started to love preparing meals and desserts in the last three years. I’m a bit of a late bloomer! I’m really glad I found your blog because you have lots of lovely recipes that are not out the question for a novice like myself 🙂

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