Saturday, October 11, 2008

Eat your Rootbeer Float

Some people are true foodies. They make fabulous creations. They take fantastic pictures of the cooking process. People follow their blogs just to see what their next great creation will be. Like my wonderful blogger friend Chocolatechic.

Me, I'm just a simple girl. Every so often though I find a recipe that is so simple but so fabulous. This is my favorite super simple cake. It's even easier than Dump Cake. So let's make...

Rootbeer Float Cake

The cast of characters: boxed white cake mix, oil, egg whites, rootbeer.

Pour the cake mix in your bowl.

Add oil and egg whites according to the box mix directions.

Now for the magic -
add the rootbeer in place of the water called for on the box mix.

Blend according to the box mix directions.

Normally I would make this as a 9x13 sheet cake, great for potlucks,
or as a layer cake. This time though I was taking these as a dessert for
a Relief Society activity at church. So I thought I would try making
them as mini cupcakes.
Bake in oven according to box mix directions.

Aren't they cute? They need to cool completely.
So while they are cooling let's make some really yummy frosting.

Cast of characters: Dream Whip, rootbeer.

Mix according to package directions replacing milk with rootbeer.
It's best to chill the rootbeer and if you want the beaters and bowl.
Then frost and place in freezer to chill. After all this is rootbeer float cake.

Serve chilled! Yum!
A few extra notes. Use a good quality rootbeer, we love IBC. The stronger the flavor of the rootbeer the better you can taste the rootbeer in the cake. Chilling really brings out the flavor. And if rootbeer isn't your "cup of tea" you can use any flavor of soda you like. I love making this recipe with Stewart's Orange and Cream soda. I'm thinking of trying it with Stewart's Key Lime soda. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

That looks delicious! Did you know you can also use that rootbeer in place of your other ingredients?

It's something I learned on Weight Watchers... take a box of regular cake mix (any kind), add a can of diet soda (7up or Sprite for white cake, Pepsi, Coke, or Rootbeer for chocolate cake), and bake like normal. It's surprisingly good and the only calories you have to worry about are those that come from the actual cake mix.

Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not saying you have to worry about calories, but I love to bake rich, decadent desserts and it's good to have a "low-cal" recipe on hand sometimes.

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I can't wait to try it!