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Week 6: Root Beer Float Cake (Colorado)

Here's a secret...I've never had any kind of soda or fizzy drink, ever. It's true! So when I tried root beer for the first time today, it was actually pretty good!

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite dessert from Colorado, as well as interesting facts about the state! I love hearing about them! You can vote for next week's dessert here!

The cake worked out great! It's a chocolate/root beer soda cake that is easily made in just one bowl. I also made a root beer/chocolate frosting that's super simple to make. I decorated the cake with cherries, whipped cream (ice cream works as well), and sprinkles.

Colorado is famous for many different foods, including root beer! It's said that a gold mine owner named Frank J. Wisner, invented the root beer float.

I hope you enjoy making this cake as much as I did! It's a delicious recipe that is perfect for any birthday or party!


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 2 hours|Serves: 6|




  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup hot water

  • 1/2 cup root beer soda


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup root beer soda


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and line 3, 6" cake pans with butter and parchment paper. In a large bowl combine all your cake ingredients. Divide between your prepared pans and bake for 35 minutes. Cool to room temperature

  2. with an electric mixer beat the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and root beer soda until smooth and fluffy.

  3. Frost your cake with the frosting you just made. Decorate with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and sprinkles.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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