Root Beer Cake II

Root Beer Cake II


"Root beer soda gives this cake its distinctive flavor."


1 h 10 m servings 185 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites, eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture alternately with the applesauce and 1 1/4 cup root beer Beat well, then spread batter into a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the frosting: In a large bowl, combine the instant dessert topping with 1 cup chilled root beer. whip until fluffy then spread on cooled cake.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This is a GREAT recipe!! You need to follow direction just right in order for it to come out, but it is WONDERFULL. The "Dessert Mix" is b box of Dream Whip" powder found in the jellow isle--it ...

I was so excited to make it and when I did it was like the root beer flattened and setteled on the bottom and turned to glue. I made it for a Labor Day BBQ. Sorry, I didn't like it. The insta...

I did not yet make this but really want to, what is "instant desseret topping"?

I'd like to try this recipe. What is instant dessert topping?

great with chocolate chips in the cake

Tasted almost like cornbread and I couldn't use the frosting because it was too liquidy

I am thinking the instant dessert topping is the one called dream whip, it is a powder in an envelope in the baking isle in the store. I have used this before years ago with milk. it works grea...

I followed the recipe to a T, with fresh ingredients, and it turned out like a lead brick, absolutely terrible!