Root Beer Float Cake

Root Beer Float Cake

Four out of five family members went to the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game tonight.  They were playing the Florida Marlins.

Ingredients

  • It was fun, and of course, the weather here in sunny AZ was beautiful today, so they opened the retractable roof of the dome.  It was 92º outside and I was sitting there watching the game with… goosebumps!  We must have been sitting under an air conditioning vent because I was quite CHILLY!
  • Eventually, I did warm up – just in time for my husband to decide it was time to go.
  • “Let’s go, so we can beat the crowd.”
  • He does that a lot, I’m noticing.  He wants to eat before the big crowds get to whatever restaurant we’re going to, leave before the big crowds leave wherever we are…
  • Good grief, we’re only in our early – mid forties for cryin’ out loud!  What the heck is he going to be like when we’re in our 60’s?
  • Are we going to be at Denny’s eating right at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, just so we don’t have to deal with anybody??!!
  • Oy vey!
  • I absolutely love growing old with this man, but seriously?  Is this just the beginning of what I have to look forward to when we’re in our old age?
  • We’ll be sitting home in our rockers because he doesn’t want to deal with the crowds!
  • Root beer, root beer, root beer!
  • Who DOESN”T like root beer floats?
  • I have never met him…or her, and I can’t believe that a person who doesn’t like them even exists.
  • If you don’t like them, maybe you’ll like this cake instead.
  • I was perusing my list of blogs one day and came across this recipe for Root Beer Float Cake on the Brown Eyed Baker.  I left a comment telling Michelle how much our family LOVES root beer floats and that I just had to try this.
  • I bought the root beer a few days ago and hid it, but noticed someone had gotten into the stash and the bottles were slowly disappearing.  I don’t usually buy soda, so I knew I needed to make this ASAP before it ALL disappeared.
  • Thank you, Michelle, for sharing this!
  • Root Beer Float Cake – One 10-inch bundt cake
  • 2 cups root beer (do not use diet root beer)
  • 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder (I used regular – store didn’t have dark unsweetened)
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Root Beer Fudge Frosting:
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup root beer
  • 2/3 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder (again, I used regular)
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
Read the whole recipe on 365 Days of Baking