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.
*ROOT BEER FLOAT CAKE
1 pkg, od white cake mix
1 ¾ cup of root beer divided
¼ cup canola oil
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.