Old Fashioned Root Beer Float Cake

Old Fashioned Root Beer Float Cake created by Bonnie G 2

Gale Gand and Jacquelyn Smola did this one their show Sweet Dreams. I've modified it a bit to suit our tastes but it went over well at a recent birthday party. Do not substitute root beer flavoring for the extract as it doesn't have the same concentrated flavor. Also, when I made this in a 9x13 pan it baked up very high so take that into consideration when you decide which pan(s) to use.

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  • 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.
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"Gale Gand and Jacquelyn Smola did this one their show Sweet Dreams. I've modified it a bit to suit our tastes but it went over well at a recent birthday party. Do not substitute root beer flavoring for the extract as it doesn't have the same concentrated flavor. Also, when I made this in a 9x13 pan it baked up very high so take that into consideration when you decide which pan(s) to use."

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  1. Pugsley53
    Tried it twice following the recipe exactly and not worth the effort....both times the cake fell and all I ended up with was cake on the sides and cookie bar in the the middle. Great if you wanted to innovate and bake two things at once, otherwise it was a bust.
  2. nonnie4sj
    I made this a while ago, but forgot to rate it. My family really enjoyed this at our annual summer get away. I actually bought the rootbeer extract used for homemade rootbeer and it had a wonderful flavor. Thanks for sharing!
  3. ceruleanseven
    My husband LOVES root beer, but doesn't drink soda, so I collect root beer recipes to surprise him with. I made this for his birthday, and he proclaimed his adoration around mouthfuls of cakey goodness. Everyone else at the party marvelled at the flavor. Next time I make it (for there will be a next time), I think I'll try a lighter frosting - while very delicious, I was pretty sure I would go crossed-eyed with the sugary richness :)
  4. KillerTasteBuds
    I made this for a 4th of July party, and it was eaten up. I didn't think that it tasted like a root beer float, but it was good, and a nice change. I'd make this again, but maybe with a lighter frosting, as I'm not a fan of buttercream.
  5. Bonnie G 2
    Old Fashioned Root Beer Float Cake Created by Bonnie G 2
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