Bake a Cake: Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Get ready for the Fourth of July, and Bake a Cake: Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to serve to your holiday guests!

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It’s the week before the Fourth of July, so watch the video below to make a delicious Root Beer FLOAT cake, and get your space decorated in red, white and blue! Start looking for yummy recipes, or gathering recipes from Pinterest or digging up the family favorites. (Are you following my Fourth of July Entertaining & Recipes board, or my Summer Entertaining & Recipes board?)

We recently hosted friends for dessert, enjoying our new backyard space in the cool of the evening. Check out the details here, about our Fourth of July Backyard Garden Space.

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Bake a Cake: Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Having it decorated for the 4th of July, all I had to do was bake a cake!

I decided to use a root beer theme, and bake a cake: Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Oh, and then serve root beer on the side for our beverage. A&W is our favorite brand.

Start with a color theme.

When I decorate, no matter what the space, I like to start with a color theme.

Using the red, white, and blue 4th colors was perfect.

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I brought out my blue Mexican glasses. (Recycled Harry & David gift container.)

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Plenty of ice and drinks (in case someone didn’t want root beer).

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Napkins, plate, fresh picked berries.

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer is a 9×13 pan.

Whipped up the cake in a 9×13 pan, which brings back great childhood memories for me.

In the summer, my mom always made cakes in 9×13 pans because it seems that we were either going to the river, to a picnic, or having a summer dinner party in our backyard. 9×13 size pan says “summer” all over it.

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Relaxing new space.

I love our new space – perfect for dining and relaxing.

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

And this delicious Root Beer Float Cake, with a thick cream cheese frosting, which everyone loved!

What’s your favorite cake to make in a 9×13 pan?

Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Bake a Cake: Root Beer Float Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This frosting recipe makes enough to frost a 9×13 cake very thickly, so use half of the recipe if you prefer less frosting. Make sure and use a premium root beer for better flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package white cake mix (18.25 ounces)
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. root beer extract (McCormicks)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. root beer extract (McCormicks)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, root beer, water, oil, extract, and eggs. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes or stir by hand for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into a greased 13×9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and extracts. Gradually fold in the powdered sugar.
  6. Beat until soft peaks form. Frost the cooled cake. Store in a refrigerator before serving.
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