Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chocolate Root Beer Cake aka Giant Glazed Donut Cake

OK! So this cake is so truly amazing! I had some frosting left over and I seriously want to put it on everything. I thought about dipping a tortilla chip in it the stuff was so good!

Let me first give credit where credit is due. Take A Mega Bite and her fab blog that inspires me to have a cooler blog thank you for sharing the recipe i am totally paying to forward right now, and Keith Millard not only one of the greatest guys I know but also a spectacular sales man for Boylan. If you guys have not tried Boylan Soda or MASH it is a must! I used Boylan Root Beer in this recipe. I was going to go all local and use Faygo but I want to support my friends as well so Boylan it is!

I don't drink soda but I took a wiff of this Root Beer and HELLO LOVER!!! That stuff is DREAMY!!! Oh and Keith is also a awesome chef as well and always has great tips and suggestions for me when I need them!!

So now that my Emmy speech is over ahaha back to the recipe!!

I made this cake for my Mommie Dearest, it was her birthday on 11/02. As I was frosting it I realized it started to look like a GIANT CHOCOLATE GLAZED DONUT!! OMG!!!! Really who doesn't love a good glazed donut from time to time, let alone a GIANT one and it's made of chocolate and root beer!! Heavens to Mergatroid!!

Now who would have thought root beer and chocolate would go together like this. I mean really!! Not I! Its like 2 lost souls united, it's like the day you discover BBQ Fritos dipped in cream cheese are the most amazing PMS snack ever! Wait no that was just me! Never mind!! I get carried away!!

There is something about this combo that truly compliments one another. It's cosmic I tell you!! It was meant to be!! It completes me!! ahahaha!!

I could ramble on and one about this! HI like that is a surprise!

Here you go!!!

Enjoy & Keep On Making Stuff!

Root Beer Chocolate Bundt Cake

Recipe from Take a Megabite borrowed who got it from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking via Joy the Baker


2 cups root beer

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 t baking soda

1 t salt

2 large eggs

chocolate shavings for sprinkling (optional)


Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spray the inside of a 10-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a small saucepan, heat the root beer, cocoa powder and butter over medium heat until butter is melted. Add sugars and whisk until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl whisk the eggs until just beaten. Then whisk into the cocoa mixture until combined. Gently fold the cocoa mixture into the flour mixture. The batter will be slightly lumpy. Give it a quick whisk, but don’t over beat the batter or it could cause the cake to be tough.

Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, rotating the cake halfway through baking until a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely then loosen the edges with a butter knife and turn out onto a cake plate.

Chocolate Root Beer Frosting


2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/2 t salt

1/4 cup root beer

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using an electric hand mixer, beat softened butter and cocoa powder. Once combined add the melted chocolate, salt, powdered sugar and root beer. Beat together until smooth. Spread on top of cooled cake.

so there was a little accident and a chunk got stuck in the pan. But don't worry we ate it warm right out of the pan! Yeah Daddy!!!

have i mentioned how much i love my kitchen aid mixer. I'm calling her Black Betty. Not only a awesome song but a great combo of her color and Betty Crocker! YES!

this bad boy looked like a glazed chocolate donut for sure!! I love it!! Then I thought! Holy Sprinkles! Let's add some! and thennn....

this happened! Don't you love it!!

yummm i love the way this pic came out!

the happy birthday girl!


              this cake makes people happy!!


  1. This makes me smile. I sure hope you saved me a piece!

  2. I did save you a piece and it will be delivered tomorrow!