There are only two places in Minden to grocery shop; Brookshires and Wal-Mart.  Brookshires is in a remodeling process.  I am amazed at the spectacular changes.  On a recent grocery shopping trip, I spent time just wondering about the store in awe of the countless transformations.  I especially favored the improved deli and purchased a couple of vegetables to serve with my dinner that evening; they were like home cooked.  The alterations have not interfered with the shopping experience because apparently most of the remodeling occurs during off hours.

The day I was there, there were some spectacular specials and I purchased three of my favorite brand Duncan Hine cake mixes on sale 10 for $10.00.  It was before my sister-in-law’s __th birthday (2/14).  Since we both enjoy homemade root beer floats, I decided I would use the white cake mix to prepare her this birthday cake.

I was disappointed in the cake.  It had no root beer flavor.  I wondered if it was because of the brand root beer I used.  The reason I am giving you the recipe anyway is that I think IF Root ‘Beer Extract could have been added, it could have been a KEEPER.  If I make it again, I will try by adding the extract to the batter and icing.


1 pkg, od white cake mix

1 ¾ cup of root beer divided

¼ cup canola oil

2 eggs

1 envelope of powdered whipped topping mix (I used whipped topping, thawed)

In a large bowl or mixer combine cake mix, 1 ¼ cups of root beer, oil and eggs.  Beat on low speed for 2 minutes or you can mix ingredients by hand for 3 minutes.  Pour into a greased 13 X 9 inch baking pan.  Bake at 350○ for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely before icing.  For your icing combine the remaining ½ cups of root beer with the whipped topping mix.  Beat on high until soft peaks form   Ice cake and store in refrigerator.

*Using Facebook, this recipe was taken from the internet.