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Friday, May 27, 2011


BUNDT cakes are fabulous in my world.  They are lovely to look at, always yummy to eat and made in jiffy. And you know what else I like about BUNDT cakes? - I like the way the word BUNDT cake sounds.  It's just fun to say.  I know, silly me!  

Who could ask for anything more in a cake?  Well, I guess the only thing I could ask for is MORE BUNDT cake recipes.  Got a favorite?  Please do share.  Pretty, pretty please. 

In my effort to share with you a wonderful BUNDT cake recipe I thought I would show and tell you all about a Root Beer Float BUNDT Cake.  Yes, you heard me right...this is a cake fully flavored with root beer soda.  PERFECT to make for this coming season of BBQ's and picnics! 

Now, you can stay simple or go fancy with this cake.  By simple I mean just sprinkling it with some powdered sugar. To make it fancy you could drizzle the cake with a Root Beer Glaze (recipe shared below).  It's your choice 100%.  I do have to say that by serving it with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side really took this cake up a knotch of yumminess.  Especially when I served the cake the day after it was baked for then the flavor of the root beer was much more pronounced than the first day.

Root Beer Float BUNDT Cake
(recipe found on Piece of Cake which was adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking - I can't wait to treat myself to this cookbook!)

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups root beer

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 cup AP flour

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 large eggs

Glaze Ingredients:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup root beer

3 Tbsp unsalted butter, VERY soft

Cake Directions:

1. Position an oven rack to the lower 1/3 of the oven.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 10" BUNDT pan generously with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a medium saucepan combine root beer, cocoa powder and butter.  Cook over medium and stir often.  Once butter is melted whisk in sugars until well combined.  Turn off heat and set aside mixture to cool.

3. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

4. Lightly beat the eggs in a small bowl and then whisk them into the cooled root beer/cocoa powder mixture.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour root beer/cocoa powder/egg mixture right into the middle of it.  Mix all together until just combined.  Batter will be slightly lumpy.

5.  Pour batter into prepared BUNDT pan.  Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.  Let cake cool for at least 30 minutes in pan before inverting to a serving platter.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or make Root Beer Glaze.

Root Beer Glaze Directions:

1. In a medium bowl wisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup root beer.

2. Add in VERY soft butter and mix until smooth.  Add in a little bit more of root beer if you find that the glaze needs to be thinned out for a better spreadable consistency (you don't want it to be too runny).  Spoon glaze over cake and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
Keep cake at room temperature covered or refrigerate (it lasts longer if refrigerated).


Happy Root Beer Float BUNDT Cake Baking!


  1. I love root beer floats! This looks delicious.

  2. What a great unique cake. I'm totally making this soon!

  3. LOVE it...yum, yum, yummity yum...BUNDT envy happening here!

  4. I can relate how you feel towards bundt cakes! I just bought my new Wilton bundt pan and made a delicious bundt cake! Will post that soon. I even ordered the book "Kiss My Bundt", all on bundt cakes, from Amazon! Couldn't wait for it to arrive! Your root beer bundt cake looks absolutely delicious! Bookmarking this! Thank you!

  5. What a fun flavor for a bundt cake, Avril! I love bundt cake too:) Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I too love bundt cake. I even have mini ones that I used at Easter. I've never heard of this flavor before. Can't wait to try it!


  8. Made this a while back and we fell instantly in love. SO YUMMY!



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