Root Beer Float Cake Recipe
- 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)
- 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.
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"This was a very good cake but I also added root beer concentrate. Not extract - you can find the concentrate at WalMart. I happened to have some on hand because I had found and made a root beer fudge that called for the concentrate. This gave more root beer flavor than just the soda added to the cake. I also added just a little to the frosting too."
"I made this cake yesterday for thanksgiving. It was a big hit! but I used 2 Dream Whip packets and 2/4 cups of root beer to frost it. Very good!"
"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!"
"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."
"Very moist and good. I wouldn't use a cheap brand of root beer. Will make again"