Thursday, May 14, 2009

Root Beer Float Cake

As promised....
I suppose it could be "orange soda float cake" or "raspberry soda float cake" or whatever. I got this one from my "Just Like Mom Made" cookbook. Here's the recipe.

1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix 1 1/4 cups root beer 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 (1.3 ounce) envelope whipped topping mix 1/2 cup root beer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 1 1/4 cup root beer, oil, and eggs. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool. To make the frosting: In a large mixing bowl, combine the whipped topping mix and 1/2 cup root beer. Beat until soft peaks form. Spread on top of cake.

42 comments:

Lanie said...

Cannot wait to try this! We love rootbeer. I used to have a rootbeer cookie recipe that was awesome!

Kathy said...

This looks really good!!! What is a whipped topping mix? Where would I find it?

isk8jewel said...

Looks great! I have orange cream soda... I wonder how that would taste. Hmmm...

Julie said...

Kathy...one of the main brands is Dream Whip. I think it's usually sold near the pudding mixes. It's in a small box.

Krystal said...

That looks tasty! I love that you can use whatever kind of soda you have.

noble pig said...

Oh yum, I've only made 7up cake, the kids would love this.

the ungourmet said...

Very nice! I know my family would love this!

I found a recipe for cupcakes that calls for strawberry soda that I really want to try too.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of the root beer float cake - sounds really delicious!

Tiffany said...

Does it taste like root beer? I think it sounds good. It looks just like the coconut cake I just posted. White cake, white frosting, very different flavor.

Julie said...

Tiffany...it has a little bit of root beer taste.

Laura P. said...

I love root beer floats! This sounds delicious! : )

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Reeni♥ said...

That looks so yummy!! I have been wanting to make one of these for so long!!

Donna-FFW said...

Julie- What a cool recipe. I so have to make this for the kids and me. We are root beer fans here.

MaryRC said...

looks amazing, how was it? you could be a food stylist ya know,all your pics are so pro..
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Colleen said...

This looks great! I love that you can switch the flavors!

Katherine Aucoin said...

My 13 year old loves rootbeer floats, I actually think she would love me forever if i surprised her with this! It looks gorgeous!

Joie de vivre said...

Ooooh! That is so fun!

Charmaine said...

OK, I pretty much have to have this right now! I clicked over from "In the Kitchen with the Kennington's" and I'm pretty much hooked now! And guess what? I'm from AZ! Right now, we're living in Iowa for my husband's PhD program, but I miss Phoenix!

Zeemaid said...

that's so cool. I was just thinking the other day if there any recipes that you could add pop to. I was thinking more like Coca Cola but Rootbeer is even better. :)

John Deere Mom said...

I can't to try this!!

Pam said...

I've never had cake like this before - it looks and sounds really good.

haleysuzanne said...

root beer? cake?

I'm there!

Have you seen the root beer cookies at Cafe Johnsonia?

teresa said...

This looks like the perfect dessert to take to a BBQ, I cannot wait to try this! Thanks!

Julie said...

I don't think I've ever been to a Cafe Johnsonia

Julie said...

I realize now that was a stupid thing to say :P

Nicki and Mathis said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day!! This recipe looks great!

Ingrid said...

You didn't say...did you like it? Seems easy enough and I've 'em easy!
~ingrid

Leslie said...

Root beer cake yum. I have some root beer extract that I need to use and I bet it would kick this up a notch. I love root beer!
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Julie said...

Ingrid...yes I did like it. I think Leslie's idea of adding the extra root beer flavor to give it a boost is a great idea!

Brenda Campbell said...

That cake looks wonderful!! Definitely a must try! In reference to the Drop In and Decorate comment on my blog, I did not have one in my area, I made one in my area. Just get with Lydia on her site http://www.dropinanddecorate.org and she can tell you everything! Thanks for your comment. Love your blog by the way, I am a follower now LOL

icefairy said...

Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by blog.
The cake looks yummy!

Sheri said...

I love, love, love, love, love root beer. I think my kids love it, too. Most importantly is that I - me - me - me - I love root beer. Can't wait to try it.

Amy said...

That looks so good! Can't wait to try this!

Fritter Chicks™ said...

I have been trying to find a recipe for this! Haven't had it in years! Thanks so much!

Laura said...

YUM! that looks delicious! totally printing out this recipe. :)

thanks for visiting me! i love it when SITStas stop by! :)

Debbie said...

Wow this recipe looks so good. Cake with soda in it! I never would have thought. I will have to try this one. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind words.

Monica H said...

Ooh, I love root beer floats, but I don't like root beer on it's own. Is that weird?

Lauren said...

oh my gosh...i am in heaven. i cannot wait to try this...yummy. I'm adding you to my follow list.

stopping by from SITS hope you have a great day!!

Grace said...

sadly, i find root beer nauseating, but your suggestion of an orange soda cake sounds stellar! certainly worth a try--thanks!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yum! I'll make this for Memorial Day weekend. Root beer is a fave and I've never heard of this before. More please!

Yaya said...

Simple and yummy! My kind of recipe!