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Easy Root Beer Float Cake

When I came across this fun and festive recipe, I know I had to give it a try. I hope you try it, too!—Gail Toepfer, Iron Ridge, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups root beer
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1/2 cup chilled root beer

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat frosting ingredients until stiff peaks form. Frost cake. Chill.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 217 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • ebramkamp
    Sep 26, 2019

    These are super easy to make and delicious. I added about a 1/4 tsp root beer extract to amp up the flavor. I also made a stabilized whipped cream for the frosting. Really delicious.

  • mamaknowsbest
    May 17, 2015

    This was a hit with the Boy Scouts! I made them into cupcakes with root beer jelly beans Sprinkled on top. Not only cute but all the boys loved them. I had root beer extract on hand and added 2 teaspoons to the cake mix as well. As a volunteer Taste of Home field editor I love quick and easy desserts that impress!

  • tycbsmm
    Oct 29, 2012

    My son loves root beer floats and I am looking for a different birthday cake that  I can add food color to.  His birthday is on Halloween so I have been making "Ugly" cakes.  This can be fun!!!

  • AUNDREAKIMMONS
    Mar 11, 2012

    I WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN Y FAMILY LOVESROOT BEER FLOATS,AND ITS EASY TO MAKE ON SHORT AND BUSY DAYS WE LOVE IT

  • Jennifer
    Dec 27, 2006

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