Root Beer Float Cake

Root Beer Float Cake Recipe

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Kathie Carr


Root Beer Floats are my favorite ice cream treat. This cake does the same for me and its easy to make.

I got this recipe from a newspaper several years ago.


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15 Min
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  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 can(s)
    good root beer
  • 1 box
    dream whip
  • ·
    eggs, as cake mix directs
  • ·
    oil, as cake mix directs
  • 1 tsp
    root beer extract, optional, this intensifies the root beer flavor of the cake

How to Make Root Beer Float Cake


  1. Prepare cake mix adding eggs and oil exactly as box directs. Substitute root beer for water called for. Add root beer extract if using. Pour batter into a greased 9 by 13 pan and bake as directed on box. Cool.
  2. For root beer float topping: Prepare Dream Whip with root beer substituted for the milk. Use both envelopes of Dream Whip to make a good amount of topping. Chill well.
  3. To serve: Cut cake into squares and place a large amount of topping on cake.
  4. NOTE: Let root beer sit a few minutes before measuring to assure accuracy. It bubbles so much you can end up with a dry cake if you don't give it a chance to release the bubbles. The flavor of this cake is light and most people like it but I actually like a stronger flavor and added the extract to the cake mix because of that.

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About Root Beer Float Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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