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 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 Mar. 17, 2014

"I prepared this cake, using a chocolate fudge cake mix & I used 1-1/4 cups A & W root beer in the cake , the 1/4 cup canola oil & 2 eggs. I used two greased & floured 8x8x2" baking pans for baking this recipe. I baked the cake 30 minutes at 350o F. I used a can of whipped fluffy white icing and added just enough root beer to make the icing spreadable, yet not runny! I think that it's possible that the cake would have to mature a tad before serving it! I'd sampled the batter from the beater & it had a slight root beer taste. I divvied the batter between the 2 square 8x8x2" greased & floured baking pans. I iced the cakes after allowing them to cool. I also placed them in my refrigerator to allow the icing to set. I'm planning to share these cakes with the hospital depts where I volunteer! I also think that using a yellow cake or a chocolate cake is a variety! I recall making that Dr. Pepper cake from the Recipes Across America cookbook which had called for a chocolate cake mix! This root beer float cake recipe just may be a recipe I'll use again! Thank you for sharing the recipe with Quick Cooking/Taste of Home online, Kat Thompson! delowenstein p.s. I used this recipe as the Cook's Corner forum had an ingredient challenge using beer-including root beer or birch beer!"

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Was very good, and I don't even like root beer. I made it cause my husband and son love root beer. I would definitely make it again."

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Very moist and good. I wouldn't use a cheap brand of root beer. Will make again"

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Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"We made a low(er) cal/fat version, using diet root beer, Cool Whip Free, and applesauce instead of oil. It was delicious and nearly guilt-free! :)"

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Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"No one could taste the root beer."

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