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Root Beer Cake

My grandfather always use to make what he called "chocolate cows", or root beer floats. This recipe is a twist on his old fashioned desert drink, except that it is made into a cake!


-1 (18-18.25-ounce) package of German chocolate cake mix
-1 1/4 cups of root beer (either diet or regular)
-1/4 cup of vegetable oil
-2 large eggs

-Root Beer Frosting (ingredients at bottom)


-1. Take the first four ingredients and mix them together in a mixing bowl. (use electric mixture at a low speed until the gry ingredients are moistened.
-2. Pour the batter into a greased and floured pan (13-x 9-inch pan).
-3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
-4. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then frost the cake with Root Beer Frosting

Root Beer Frosting

-1/2 cup of butter or margarine
-7 tablespoons root beer (either diet or regular)
-3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa
-1 (16-ounce) package of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


-1. Bring the first three ingredients to a boil in a good size saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the butter melts.
-2. Remove from the heat, then whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

* If you want a bigger taste of sugar and you're using the diet root beer for your cake, add about two teapoons of Splenda.