Thursday, September 16, 2021

Root Beer Bundt #BundtBakers

 This fun rootbeer flavored cake, topped with ice cream, is just like eating a root beer float.!!!

Root Beer bundt

The Bundt Bakers are baking cakes with syrup today........
Sue of Palatable Pastime invited us to join her in baking a bundt cake using syrup.  Any kind of syrup in any for was allowed.  Let's see what everyone baked up today........

Bundt Bakers

Syrup Bundt Cakes

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the Bread Bakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Root Beer Syrup

When Sue announced this theme, I went into our liquor cabinet.  In addition to liquor we also store all of our mixers, syrups, garnishes, etc. in this cupboard.  I found some green apple syrup, some mango syrup, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup and waaaaaaay in the back was this bottle of Root Beer syrup.

Our son in law, Pierre, is a root beer fan and I think Frank bought this to create a drink for him.  It never got opened.  I decided to rectify that for this event.

Root Beer Bundt

I flavored the cake batter with the syrup and a little ginger. I took it easy on the sugar to adjust for the sweetness of the syrup.

Birthday Cake

I flavored the icing with the rootbeer syrup as well.  We were going to a fish fry at John's to celebrate Kirsten's mom's birthday.  I plated on a paper plate instead of a cake plate and put on the candles before covering to keep the plastic wrap off of the icing.

root beer bundt pin

I brought along some ice cream for serving.  We were all amazed at how delicious this cake turned out.  It was full of root beer flavor and remeniscent of a root beer float.

Desserts, Cake, Syrup, Rootbeer, Bundts
Desserts, Cakes
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Root Beer Bundt Cake

Root Beer Bundt Cake

This fun rootbeer flavored cake is wonderful on it's own but when topped with ice cream, it is just like eating a root beer float.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 55 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 t. ginger paste
  • 1 stick + 2 T. butter, room temperature, divided
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c. rootbeer syrup, divided
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk


  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the stick of butter with the sugar until creamy.   Add the eggs, ginger and 1 cup of the rootbeer syrup.  Beat until well combined.  
  3. Turn mixer to low and add about a third of the dry ingredients alternating with the hot water mixing well after each.  Continue alternating in this manner until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Pour into a bundt pan that has been treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 45-55 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.  
  5. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Turn out of the pan onto the rack and let cool completely before icing.
  6. While cake cools beat the remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter with 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar until combined.  Add the 1/4 cup of syrup and beat until incorporated.  Turn speed to low and add the powdered sugar until combined.  Add milk, one Tablespoon at a time until icing is desired consistency to pour over the bundt.

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  1. When I saw your title, I thought maybe you'd be making a reduction out of pop. I'd forgotten about the wide variety of coffee syrups. I have a lot but not the root beer. I'll have to grab some if I see it.

  2. Love that icing oozing over the sides! Gorgeous cake!

  3. Root beer is one of my favorite things ever! this cake looks delicious, the use of syrup sounds like it gives it a great flavor.

    1. It was amazing to take a bite and feel like you were drinking root beer Julie.

  4. Your cake must have a delicious flavor!
    Root Beer Bundt ...
    I'd love to eat it!


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