Root Beer Cake

Root Beer Cake
I had never heard of Root Beer Cake so when I saw it in the new 101 Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook from Gooseberry Patch I knew I had to try it!
I brought it to the farm with lunch one day and I barely got a piece! The guys gobbled it right up! One of them even asked for the recipe! That’s a success in my book!
If you are going to be serving this to a crowd I would double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan. I know I will be next time I make it!
For a made from scratch cake and frosting this recipe is easy and comes together in a flash!
Start by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl.
Pour into your pan and bake.
While the cake is baking, make the frosting.
Mix all ingredients except root beer.
Add root beer and mix until desired consistency.

Root Beer Cake

Root Beer Cake


  • Cake:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup root beer
  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup root beer, chilled


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed; beat for 3 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured 8x8 inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick tests clean.
  5. In a bowl, beat together all frosting ingredients except root beer.
  6. Add root beer; beat to desired consistency.
  7. Spread frosting over cooled cake.
  8. Serves 8-10.

About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. Anonymous says:

    my favorite winter recipe is homemade vegetable soup

  2. Yummy! Can’t wait to make this. Brad doesn’t like Root Beer, but I love it! Maybe if it’s baked into a cake, he won’t notice. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks delicious. I’ll have to try it sometime. I’m your newest follower and hope you will return the favor.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I hope you put a Pinterest button under your recipes; it would make it a lot easier to share!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just made this and it was delish!!! Thank you for sharing! So simple to make and tastes amazing!

  6. Thanks for sharing! I made this recipe into cupcakes, using cherry 7up and chopped up maraschino cherries, for a girlie event and they were a huge hit. Now I’m anxious to try some other soda flavors too! I love that it was a regular cake consistency, all the other recipes I looked at were more of a pound cake. Thanks again! :-)

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