Well, I decided that I didn't want a chocolate version...too many contrasting flavors, I wanted the root beer flavor to come through.
So, I made a yellow cake from a mix, using root beer instead of the water called for on the box. I followed the remaining directions exactly.
It smelled great while baking and once out of the oven, lots of sweet root beer scent.
Then I made a glaze of powdered sugar and root beer, for some added punch and drizzled it over the cake.
It looked great. The cake cooked a little darker than normal for a yellow cake (the addition of root beer), but beautiful. I baked it in a bundt pan.
I proudly served it with vanilla ice cream for a root beer float effect (I am not normally a fan of cake + ice cream, but I ADORE ice cream. I just enjoy either on its own).
It was good. It wasn't great. It was weird to have the root beer flavor in a cake. The ice cream was a good addition, lending a familiar taste of a root beer float.
Next time, I will satisfy my craving with an actual root beer float!
1 pkg yellow or white cake mix
12 oz root beer (flat is even better)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Mix and bake according to directions on box.
Icing - 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup +/- root beer.
Incorporate both to form glaze of thick consistency- not quite toothpaste consistency.
Drizzle over cake.
Serve with vanilla ice cream