Rating: 4 stars
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2

This cake has good old fashioned flavor. The kids will love it! For decoration you can sprinkle crushed root beer candies over the top. This cake is best served with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 10 inch Bundt cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, 12 ounces root beer, oil and eggs until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Poke holes in the cake with a skewer at 2 inch intervals. Pour Root Beer Glaze evenly over cake.

  • To make the Root Beer Glaze: combine the confectioners sugar and 3 tablespoons of root beer in a small bowl. Beat until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 36.6g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 40.6mg; sodium 261.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (67)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
Ohhhh- this cake was awesome!! We loved this cake! I took the advice of some others to have more of a rootbeer flavor and doubled the glaze. The rootbeer flavor was still pretty mild but delicious non-the-less! Also, instead of poking holes, I removed the cake from the bundt pan, poured the glaze inside and replaced the cake into the cake pan. This allowed the cake to soak up the glaze. Let it sit for a few minutes and flip back out and viola! A pretty cake that also is very tasty. The vanilla ice cream is a great touch. This recipe is soooo easy- my daughter almost made it by herself (she's sooo proud). Thanks for the unique but great recipe Karin! Read More
(63)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2003
It was good but wasn't as "rootbeery" as I'd hoped. Read More
(4)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2004
Ohhhh- this cake was awesome!! We loved this cake! I took the advice of some others to have more of a rootbeer flavor and doubled the glaze. The rootbeer flavor was still pretty mild but delicious non-the-less! Also, instead of poking holes, I removed the cake from the bundt pan, poured the glaze inside and replaced the cake into the cake pan. This allowed the cake to soak up the glaze. Let it sit for a few minutes and flip back out and viola! A pretty cake that also is very tasty. The vanilla ice cream is a great touch. This recipe is soooo easy- my daughter almost made it by herself (she's sooo proud). Thanks for the unique but great recipe Karin! Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2005
My husband and I are diabetics who are always searching for desserts that are lower in sugars, but that taste good and this one is definately a keeper! I subsituted the regular rootbeer with a good name brand diet one and used a sugar subsitute in the glaze part. This lowered the sugar and didn't hurt the taste in any way. This has been one of the best recipes we've tried! Thanks to Karin for passing it along. Read More
(45)
Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2007
I've made this cake five times for two different occasions! Both times, the cake did not come out in one piece. I'm by no means a novice, so I am convinced it's the sugar in the root beer that makes this cake extra sticky. Remember to grease the heck out of your pan!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
This is really yummy esp. with vanilla ice cream. I made double glaze as was suggested in other reviews. One thing I need to point out...you really do need to poke holes all over the cake or the glaze just doesnt get into the cake. I also take the cake out of the pan pour some of the glaze in the pan put the cake back then I poke the bottom and pour the rest of the glaze on. I noticed a lot o reviews said it wasnt rootbeer"y" enough so I added a tsp rootbeer flavoring to the cake batter and to the glaze. Yummmmmmm. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2007
I also added Durkee imitaion Root Beer flavor. 2 capfulls into cake recipe. NOTE- it will darken the color of the cake batter. I also added 1 capful of flavoring into the glaze. Cake sold for 35 at cake auction! Great recipe easy to make! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
I am not quite sure why I think this has nice smooth rootbeer flavor and everyone else thinks not. I did make more glaze. While in the pan I poured the first batch of glaze and then I made double the glaze but added more powdered sugar to make more of a frosting and while the frosting was still soft sprinkled crushed rootbeer lifesavers. Not bad way to fix up a box cake. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2008
I used a DH white cake mix added Jello instant vanilla pudding and followed the recipe. For the glaze I used "Back to Basics snow cone root beer flavoring" to the XXXX sugar and it really adds zing. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
Super moist. I also doubled the glaze. Even with doubling the glaze it still only had a hint of root beer flavor. My kind of dessert, easy and delicious. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2003
The Root Beer Float Cake is such a hit! I have found that the men that "can take it or leave it" (cake) LOVE this one. I added about 2 tsp. of Root Beer Flavoring to the mix and it came out soooo good. With the added ice cream WHAT CAN I SAY! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2003
It was good but wasn't as "rootbeery" as I'd hoped. Read More
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