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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Root Beer Chocolate Cake



One of my friends recently posted the old fashioned Coke cake recipe, and it made me think of my Root Beer Chocolate Cake! These recipes have been around for years and you can use any dark soda in them. Dr. Pepper is good, too! The cake is great for events because it is better if you make it the day before. The icing has the opportunity to soak into the moist and delicate cake. You can see that in the next picture!


Recipe for Root Beer Chocolate Cake

1 cup Root Beer
½ cup canola oil
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Gently melt the butter and whisk the cocoa powder into it.  Pour that into your mixing bowl; add the Root Beer, canola oil and sugar.  Whip until smooth. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and continue to whip. Add the flour, salt and baking soda and whip until smooth.  Bake in a prepared 13 x 9 inch cake pan at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes.  The center of the cake should bounce back when you tap it. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before pouring the icing over it.

To make the icing, melt 1 stick of butter with 3 Tablespoons cocoa and whisk until smooth.  Pour this over 4 cups of powdered sugar and add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Begin whipping the icing, adding 6 Tablespoons of milk … a little at a time. Whip until smooth and pour over the warm cake.  Let the cake cool at least 45 minutes before cutting. 

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2 comments:

  1. Yum, looks so good. Visiting from create w/joy

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  2. It's funny to see this recipe because my sister forwarded it to me yesterday. She wants me to make it for her this weekend. It does look yummy!

    Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup !

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