{Root Beer Chocolate Cake}

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

There is only one word to describe this cake: UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE. Lately we've consumed it for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. (Insert massive glucose crash here). Trust us, this cake will make you shimmy and shake it's just. that. good.

Cake Ingredients:
2 cups root beer (about 2 cans) ... pick any kind of root beer made with cane sugar: Boylan's, Kemper, Whole Food's 365 Brand)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs (room temp)

Frosting Ingredients:
2 ounces milk chocolate or semi sweet melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup root beer
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Cake Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Spray bundt pan with Baker's Joy.

2. In a large saucepan, heat the root beer, cocoa powder, and butter over medium heat until the butter is melted. Add the sugars and whisk until dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together.

4. In a small cup, whisk the eggs until just beaten, then whisk them into the cooled cocoa mixture until combined. Gently fold the flour mixture into the cocoa mixture. The batter will be slightly lumpy–do not overbeat, as it could cause the cake to be tough.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until a small sharp knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 20-30 min on a wire rack, then invert onto a plate.

Frosting Directions:
1. Melt the chocolate over low heat on the stove. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

2. Take the mixture off the heat and allow to cool (we put it in the fridge for about 2 minutes).

3. Whisk the cooled mixture to make sure it's mixed well and stiff enough to frost.


Original recipe found here.


Darby said...


Lady Grey said...

ok this sounds amazing! I can't wait to try this out! The fact that it contains root beer is so much fun!

nicole said...

i made this cake this week too. super tasty. the hubby make his own rootbeer so that is what we used. isn't the frosting amazing?

Michelle (michabella) said...

I have made this!!!!! I can also give my testimony that it is the bomb diggity!!! Mmmm! :)

Today's Letters said...

darbs, the rover would love this cake! ps, dow? how did i not know you were a chi o with her at auburn? three setts of twinners that all need to be friends.

lady gray, we changed the recipe to milk chocolate instead of dark but it still tasted great. let me know how it turns out!

nicole, your beloved makes his own root beer? (insert couple crush here).

michelle, yes! so glad you have experienced the goodness that it is. xoxo

Jamie said...

I am passing on the Sunshine Award to you because this recipe looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!


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