Root Beer Float Cake

Root Beer Float Cake

A wild and crazy cake recipe that taste just like the diner classic. You can easily transform your prepackaged cake mix into something original that the family will love with this recipe for Root Beer Float Cake. The rich and smooth flavor of root bear makes each piece of the cake simply mouthwatering. So, cut yourself a slice and try it for yourself. You'll be surprised just how moist and delicious it is. Plus, it's root beer glaze gives the cake an extra boost of sweetness that we love in cake mix recipes. Enjoy!



  • 1 package (18.5 ounces) of yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cup root beer
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tablespoons root beer


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan.

  2. Stir the cake mix, root beer, oil and eggs in a medium bowl until the mixture is smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

  4. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on the wire rack.

  5. For the Glaze:

  6. Stir 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons root beer in a small bowl with a fork until the mixture is smooth.

  7. Poke holes in the cake with a toothpick or fork, 2 inches apart. Pour the Root Beer Glaze evenly over the cake.

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this is for Sandye4664. If you pass your mouse over any of the words in the recipe that are green, it creates a pop-up. All you have to do is close the pop-up and then print. Hope this was helpful!

Taste is nice - I made it exactly as said. Can of soda measured out to 12 oz. kept 3 tablespoons out for the glaze and used the rest in the cake mix. The only thing I would do different would be to check it at 30 mins. 35 mins was a little too much. Somewhere in between would be great. Make sure your cake is real cool before you put the glaze on ... We would have liked more glaze ... will try that next time. DH loves icing.

Well, it tasted ok. I made it exactly as said, checked it many times since it was my first time making it. When I took it out, it looked beautiful, left it on the rack fo 15 minutes to cool as it said. When I came back, it had shrunk to half it's size! The inside was very spongey, even though when I put a tester in it, it came out clean, or with crumbs on it, not batter. Very strange. This recipe calls for one and one half cups of root beer, other recipe almost the same call for a 12 ounce can. I wonder if this had too much soda.

One and one half cups of root beer IS 12 ounces.

Recipe looks great. However, when i tried to print a pop-up generated on you sight obscured the instructions. What's going on?!?!?


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