Friday, July 8, 2011

Root Beer Cake

Here's a cake that will remind you of a summer
root beer float.
I couldn't find the spice cake mix I usually use, 
so I added cinnamon spice blend to a yellow cake mix.
 I used 2 t cinnamon spice blend, 
(like a pumpkin or apple pie spice mix.)
 Mine was from Pampered Chef.
You can mix your own. Use about
 1-1/2 t cinnamon and 1/4 t each nutmeg, ginger, clove or allspice.
 Use 1/1/4 C root beer in place of the water. 
Add 1 t rum extract.
If you don't have rum extract use vanilla extract 
or 1 T rum.
Combine all the ingredients and beat 
as per the directions on the box.
 Pour into a sprayed bundt pan.
 Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350.
 Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert onto a cake plate.
 It comes out easily.
Dust with powdered sugar....or
Make a glaze with 
2 C powdered sugar and 3 T root beer.
 Drizzle on cooled cake.
 My cake was still a tiny bit warm.
 Because somebody wanted a slice!
I stored the rest in my cute as a daisy vintage cake tin.

Eat Cake!!

Root Beer Cake
1 box Spice Cake Mix
(or yellow with spices added)
4 eggs
1/2 C oil
1-1/4 C root beer
1 t rum extract
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and 
beat as per the directions on the box.
Pour into a sprayed (I use Bakers Joy) bundt pan.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
Let cool 10 minutes then invert.
Let cool completely.
Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze.
Root Beer Glaze
2 C powdered sugar
3 T root beer
Beat until creamy and drizzle over cooled cake.


Links: Just A Girl, Funky Junk


  1. Wow look at that beautiful icing oozing over the side! I used to love root beer floats so I bet I'd love it in cake form :)

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  2. Mmmmmm....looks delicious! Hubby loves root beer so I think I'm gonna have to try this one!

  3. I found your blog through Pinterest. This sounds so yummy and I cant wait to try it!

  4. I've made root beer cupcakes with a chocolate root beer frosting. Your cake looks great.

  5. does it taste better with the spice cake mix or the yellow one with the spices? what difference does it give the cake with one or the other?

  6. Really Mouthwatering cake...Beautiful...

  7. It's my first time to hear this root beer flavored cake and it looks like yummy! :)

  8. this cake looks amazing and so easy to make would it be just as tasty if you left out the spices? thanks for sharing with us.