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posted: 01/22/14

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This Root Beer Float Poke Cake is the delicious creamy taste of a root beer float in a poke cake!

*Photos updated March 2015*

This Root Beer Float Poke Cake is the delicious creamy taste of a root beer float in a poke cake!

So this poke cake took me two tries and it was totally worth the effort. At first I thought that I could just replace the water that the cake mix calls for with root beer and call it a day, but you could still overwhelmingly taste the cakiness of the cake mix.

This Root Beer Float Poke Cake is the delicious creamy taste of a root beer float in a poke cake!

And theeeen, I invested in some Root Beer Concentrate. (If you are looking for it, it is by the concentrates.) I’ve seen it for a while now, and it has totally intrigued me. And now you are going to be getting at least one root beer flavored treat out of me a week. It’s kind of magical.

If you don’t love poke cake, you could totally make this and just turn the batter into cupcakes or a regular cake, all frosted up with vanilla frosting. Though I must say, the sweetened condensed milk really adds to the root beer floatness of this recipe.

This Root Beer Float Poke Cake is the delicious creamy taste of a root beer float in a poke cake!

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Root Beer Float Poke Cake

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Ingredients

  • vanilla cake mix plus what it takes to make it (I used Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake Mix)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Root Beer concentrate
  • 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk
  • vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to what is suggested on the box (for me that was 350).
  • Mix your cake mix according to the instructions, adding in 1 1/2 tsp root beer concentrate
  • Bake the cake according to the instructions (for me that was 28 minutes). Let the cake rest for about 10 minutes after you take it out of the oven. Then poke holes throughout the cake using the bottom of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake, filling all of the holes as evenly as possible.
  • Cover and refrigerate the cake overnight. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Author: Lisa Longley

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This Root Beer Float Poke Cake is the delicious creamy taste of a root beer float in a poke cake!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Happy Valley Chow says

    First off root beer floats in general are the bees knees. Your poke cake looks amazing, love the creativity :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much!

  2. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    This is so freakin’ creative Lisa! Love it! Pinned :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Trish!!

  3. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says

    What a fantastic idea for a poke cake!! I adore poke cakes! It’s like I was sheltered from desserts growing up because the first time I had one was last year!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I only started making poke cake after blogging too!! It’s not my absolute favorite dessert, but I LOVE all the different things you can do with it!

  4. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says

    I have been eyeing that root beer extract too! I LOVE root beer, I bet this cake is to die for!

  5. Tonia says

    Yum! Makes me think of summer!

  6. [email protected] says

    OH my goodness I LOVE all the ways you made this more root beer floaty…..it sounds like a poke cake even I could get behind!!

  7. Ashley says

    Do you still replace the water in cake mix with root beer plus add in concentrate?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Nope, just the concentrate Ashley :)

      • Tammy says

        What is root beer concentrate? Is it the same as root beer extract or something different like a Torrani syrup-type flavoring?

        • Lisa Longley says

          Hi Tammy! Root Beer Concentrate is found in the spice aisle by the vanilla extract. I use the McCormick brand :)

  8. Tally says

    Sounds fabulous!!

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