Old Fashioned Root Beer Float Cake

Recipe by Mysterygirl
READY IN: 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper or 1 9 x 13.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter; then add the sugar and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
  • Meanwhile, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, pudding and salt.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the water and eggs to the butter mixture until blended.
  • Mix in the root beer extract and vanilla. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk to form a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s) and bake until just set, about 30 to 40 minutes for round pans, 45-50 for a 9x13. When using round pans allow to cool in pans for 5 minutes, and then invert onto cooling racks to cool completely before frosting.
  • Frosting: In a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the confectioners' sugar and butter.
  • Mix on low speed until well blended; then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the cream and vanilla and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed to reach spreading consistency.