I’ve been searching online for a recipe that makes a cake similar to the mix they sell in Dublin. The root beer cake we tasted at the Dublin soda shop didn’t have chocolate in it. The icing did not have cream cheese in it. Both the cake and the icing have root beer syrup – not root beer extract. But, while looking for root beer syrup online, Vince decided he wants to make homemade root beer. My dad did it when we were kids using sassafras roots. So, we’ve ordered root beer extract for Vince to make home brewed root beer . . I see lots of root beer floats in our future! 🙂 And, we’ve ordered root beer syrup for me to practice making root beer cakes til I get it right.
Sunday night I made the cake from the mix we bought at Dublin. Honestly, I think it should have been baked in a 9″ x 9″ pan but the instructions said to use a 9″ x 13″ pan and since I always, always, always do exactly what I’m told, I used a 9″ x 13″ pan. The cake is so darned thin. And, I had to make extra icing to have enough to cover the whole cake.
It tastes like it’s supposed to but I’ve ordered more root beer syrup and I’m going to figure out how to make the cake without the mix. I think the mix costs $13 or $14 and will be great for gift giving but not great for making a cake every time we want a root beer cake!
But, just in case I can’t come real close to duplicating this recipe, I will buy the mix . . it’s that good!