Doesn’t the name of this cake sound yummy enough to make you want to try it? We are big root beer lovers here and so I had to give this a try. I was so surprised at how easy it was to make and everyone who tasted it, L.O.V.E.D. it! My 3 year old who is a frosting lover and only eats the part of cake that is attached to the frosting, ate the entire piece and begged for more… it was that yummy! I am making it again this weekend for a big family dinner and I’m going to try using the Pudding Frosting (with a tsp root beer extract), just to see how it will taste. I am sure it is going to be a big hit with either frosting. Thanks Michelle for sharing this recipe with me!
What You Need:
- 1 mixing bowl
- beater or a really strong arm and whisk/mixing spoon
- Greased 9×13 pan
- Oven preheated to 350°
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 can root beer or 12 oz root beer (a 2 liter bottle is usually cheaper than a six pack)
- 1 3oz. box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 tsp root beer extract
- 1 8 oz tub whipped topping thawed
- 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp root beer extract
- 5 crushed root bear candies (optional)
- Seal-able bag to crush the candies in and a heavy/hard kitchen utensil to crush with (optional)
Step 1: Gather your helpers, preheat the oven to 350°, pre-grease a 9×13 inch pan and pull out the container of whipped .
Don’t they look excited? My kids love having their cousins over!
Step 2: Mix all the ingredients for the cake together until well mixed.
Step 3: Pour batter into the 9×13 inch pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until it is completely baked. Let it cool for 30 minutes before adding the frosting.
Step 4: While the cake is baking put the frosting together. Use the same bowl used for the cake batter once it is rinsed out, so you do not have to dirty another bowl. You can also use the Pudding Frosting Recipe with 1 tsp root beer extract if you want a lighter frosting.
Step 5: Mix all the ingredients for the frosting until will blended and crush the candies. We used a seal-able bag and ice cream scooper. Be careful not to beat the bag up to much because it may get holes in it.
Step 6: Once the cake has cooled for it’s 30 minutes, pour the frosting on top and add crushed root beer candies to make it pretty.
Step 7: You can serve it while it is warm or put it in the fridge and serve it cold. We tried it both ways and decided that it tastes really good warm, but even better cold!
Step 8: Eat and ENJOY! It was a big hit!…
…and see? Everyone was begging for more!
I am linking to these parties!
Kerri saysSeptember 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm
This looks really good and fun to make too! Looks like everyone had a blast pitching in to make it too! I have a lot of root beer that’s been sitting around for quite a while. Well, I guess I know what I’ll be doing with them now! Thanks for the recipe! I can’t wait to try this. I would want some more too!
Your Mom saysSeptember 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Looks yummy, I will have to try it!
Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady) saysNovember 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Test…Do you get an email when I reply to you?
Kim P. saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 10:25 am
I can’t wait to try this!! I thought I would tell you that I pin this to pinterest and so far 18 people have repinned it. I hope that it gets you more followers!!
Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady) saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Awesome, Kim! Thank you so much!
Jules saysSeptember 13, 2011 at 7:23 am
I’m a root beer float fan, so I know I will love this cake! How could you not? Love how you got the kids in on the action. Cousins are so much fun. Thanks for sharing! jules
Susan saysSeptember 13, 2011 at 11:15 am
Oh wow – this looks delicious!!! As soon as it cools down here this is on our menu!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Shelley saysSeptember 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm
Your cake looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Amanda saysSeptember 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm
I like it! Sounds delicious
Robyn saysAugust 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm
I made a root beer cake, but I actually used 5 tsp of root beer extract along with the root beer soda. I know it sounds like way too much, but I had tried one that was lightly flavored, and it didn’t have the right effect. I personally wanted it to scream root beer when you take your first bite. It was AMAZING!! I couldn’t keep my mother in-law away from oven while it was baking! lol I also did the frosting like you did with a tiny bit of extract. Wonderful stuff!!
Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady) saysAugust 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Awesome! Thanks for the input!