26Feb2018 Root Beer Cake Jump to Recipe Print Recipe This Root Beer Cake is such a fun dessert! With root beer in the batter AND in the frosting, it’s a party when this cake is served! You would think, with such a strong flavor such as root beer, that this Root Beer Cake would be almost too strong. Believe me, it’s not! In fact, there is only a slight root beer taste to it, both in the cake and the frosting. I’ve made several cakes and breads over the years with sodas and I really love how the carbonation in these drinks transform a regular dessert recipe. At 9 and 6 years old, our boys really don’t drink soda all that much. It’s really a special occasion drink that they only have when we’re out to eat. Recently I started letting them get a small lemon lime soda or root beer when we’re getting Happy Meals. They’ve really come to love root beer the most, which is really funny to me. It’s definitely my least favorite soda variety! I was a child of the 80’s so I pretty much grew up with Coca Cola in my sippy cup. Ok, maybe not THAT bad, but we had it all the time and I fell in love with the cola flavor. Despite all good other sodas may be, cola will always be my personal favorite. I have to say though, after a slice of this cake I totally understand why the boys prefer root beer. It goes so nicely with the buttercream frosting and it reminds me almost of a root beer float in cake form! Recipe Print Root Beer Cake This Root Beer Cake is such a fun dessert! With root beer in the batter AND in the frosting, it's a party when this cake is served! Author: Kelly Miller Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 32 minutes Total Time: 47 minutes Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Servings: 12 servings Did you make this recipe? Leave a review Ingredients For the cake: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter room temperature 2 eggs 2/3 cup root beer 2 cups flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt For the frosting: 1/4 cup butter room temperature 1/8 tsp salt 2 cups powdered sugar 2 tbsp root beer 3 tbsp milk Instructions In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and eggs. Add in root beer, flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well combined. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 square baking dish. Bake at 375 for 32 - 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely. For the frosting, beat together butter, salt, sugar, and root beer. Add milk gradually until you have a slightly thin buttercream. Pour/spread over cooled cake and allow frosting to set. Slice and serve. Nutrition Calories: 339kcal Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 7g Cholesterol: 58mg Sodium: 335mg Potassium: 138mg Carbohydrates: 54g Sugar: 38g Protein: 3g Vitamin A: 8% Calcium: 5.8% Iron: 6.5% Did you make this recipe? Tag @MostlyHomemadeMom on Instagram and hashtag it #MostlyHomemadeMom Save this Root Beer Cake recipe to your “Dessert Recipes” Pinterest board! And let’s be friends on Pinterest! I love pinning tasty recipes and menu ideas!