Rating: 3.73 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Root beer soda gives this cake its distinctive flavor.

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prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites, eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture alternately with the applesauce and 1 1/4 cup root beer Beat well, then spread batter into a 9x13 inch pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  • To make the frosting: In a large bowl, combine the instant dessert topping with 1 cup chilled root beer. whip until fluffy then spread on cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 25.3g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 19.1mg; sodium 163.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
This is a GREAT recipe!! You need to follow direction just right in order for it to come out, but it is WONDERFULL. The "Dessert Mix" is b box of Dream Whip" powder found in the jellow isle--it has 4 packets in it. Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/06/2005
I was so excited to make it and when I did it was like the root beer flattened and setteled on the bottom and turned to glue. I made it for a Labor Day BBQ. Sorry I didn't like it. The instant dessert topping is Dream Whip. You'll find it with the box pie crusts. Read More
(8)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
This is a GREAT recipe!! You need to follow direction just right in order for it to come out, but it is WONDERFULL. The "Dessert Mix" is b box of Dream Whip" powder found in the jellow isle--it has 4 packets in it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
09/06/2005
I was so excited to make it and when I did it was like the root beer flattened and setteled on the bottom and turned to glue. I made it for a Labor Day BBQ. Sorry I didn't like it. The instant dessert topping is Dream Whip. You'll find it with the box pie crusts. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2003
I did not yet make this but really want to what is "instant desseret topping"? Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2004
I'd like to try this recipe. What is instant dessert topping? Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
great with chocolate chips in the cake Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2013
Tasted almost like cornbread and I couldn't use the frosting because it was too liquidy Read More
(1)
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Rating: 1 stars
10/11/2013
I followed the recipe to a T with fresh ingredients and it turned out like a lead brick absolutely terrible! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2014
I am thinking the instant dessert topping is the one called dream whip it is a powder in an envelope in the baking isle in the store. I have used this before years ago with milk. it works great. Read More