I'm sorry this is going to be wordy.
My dad has had a really tough year. We had to move my grandpa (his dad) into a nursing home after he fell and broke several ribs, his only sibling (his older brother) died suddenly of a heart valve issue in Feb. My sisters and I bugged him until he went in to get checked by his doc and he ended up needed open heart surgery to replace his heart valve in April. It has been a looooong road to recovery for my family to say the least. He's making huge strides in his recovery and will celebrate his 64th bday in June. I wanted to make him something special, not just the same chocolate or red velvet cake I make almost every year. When were little, we would ride or bikes down to the old A&W drive-in and get root beer floats, so I was thinking of trying Macsmom's Root Beer Float cake recipe with a vanilla filling.
Has anyone tried this recipe and if so, did you like it? I'm a little hesitant because I can't really wrap my brain around what root beer cake would taste like!
Root Beer Float - Macsmom
1 box white cake mix
1 c flour
1 c sugar
1 c vanilla yogurt
3/4 t salt
1 1/3 c root beer
1/8 c oil
1 t vanilla
2 t root beer extract
Any feed back would help me in deciding what cake to make him this year.
Sorry this was long!
First, sorry to hear of all the troubles your family has been going through.
Second, I haven't tried this particular recipe for root beer float cake, but I have recently made a root beer float cake. It was a big hit with everybody - kids and adults. I would recommend that you use a root beer that you like to drink to make the cake. I used a vanilla buttercream to cover the cake to really add to the "float" flavor. Having never had this particular recipe, I don't know how strong the root beer flavor is going to be because the recipe I used called for 2 Tablespoons of extract, as well as the root beer, and I don't think the root beer flavor was overpowering.