- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Root Beer Float Cake
"This is a favorite of my daughter even now that she is 19. LOL! We like to use 2 envelope whipped topping mix. Also, I noticed that the higher quality the Root Beer the better this recipe."
"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"
"question can you use diet root beer"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I added a little Root Beer flavoring to cake batter and frosting. Turned out good."
"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."
"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."
"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!"