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Root Beer Float Cake Recipe
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Root Beer Float Cake Recipe

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I add root beer to both the cake batter and fluffy frosting of this summery dessert to get that great root beer float taste. Serve this moist cake to a bunch of hungry kids and watch it disappear! —Kat Thompson, Prineville, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-3/4 cups cold root beer, divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 203 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 1-1/4 cups root beer, oil and eggs. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes or stir by hand for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the whipped topping mix and remaining root beer. Beat until soft peaks form. Frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Root Beer Float Cake in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p40


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Suelon
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2016

"First time followed recipe and no flavor. Tried again using the root beer concentrate as well in cake /frosting and MUCH better! Will make again and add even MORE concentrate (3-4 tsp) and think it will be perfect then! Luv2craftginny- cannot see why you could not use diet root beer"

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luv2craftginny
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2016

"question can you use diet root beer"

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peanutsnona76
Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"Really nice cake-used root beer concentrate after reading reviews. delowenstein-please, stop wasting review space with your extensive recipe re-writes. It is rude."

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ryanswife
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2016

"I really liked this cake. It turned out good. My husband usually likes only chocolate things, so he wasn't impressed. I tried this because I'm sick of only making chocolate. I will make it again just for something different."

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horselady55
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"I made this for my granddaughter's birthday. Oh My Gosh, how sad! It wasn't very good. :( She loves root beer. We couldn't hardly taste the root beer. She was sooooo disappointed. Very Sad."

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pauleywog
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"I added a little Root Beer flavoring to cake batter and frosting. Turned out good."

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patdrake
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"won't be making this again. I had planned it for my 11 year old grandson's birthday and it BOMBED. just tasted like plain old cake. very disappointed."

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dawnrosanne
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"Really disappointed. It did not taste like root beer at all. It was still a good cake, but just tasted like a regular yellow cake."

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Water4Chocolate
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"This is not a review yet, but a comment and a thank you to all that contribute here! Many mentioned using root beer and Dr. Pepper in chocolate boxed cake. My recipes from the 80's used a coke in chocolate or fudge cake mix--they always came out so dry that I never used the recipe again. I'm so glad for to see this recipe today and your helpful ideas! I LOVE root beer flavor and look forward to making this recipe using R-B concentrate with the white or yellow cake mix. Also I'm thinking about using root beer (Barq's!) to enhance the flavor of Spice Cake mix too. Thanks again!"

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dawilson2011
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"I put more root beer into the cake and the icing and still could not taste it. Won' make it"

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