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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 serving (1 piece) equals 203 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 203 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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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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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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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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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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Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"We love root beer, so I tried this. I kept increasing the amount of root beer in the cake mix and the topping, but it really did not taste like root beer. However, it was one of the most delicious, moist and fluffy cakes I have ever eaten. People thought it was angel food it was so fluffly."

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