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root beer float cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

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.

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For root beer float cake

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 can
    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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