After looking through all the recipes I decided on this chocolate root beer bundt cake, I do not like root beer at all but Randal loves it and I figured that once it's baked into a chocolate cake you wouldn't taste too much of that root beer anyway. I used my favourite valrhona cocoa to make this cake so it ended up really chocolately. I wanted to make the root beer chocolate frosting a little more runny so I could drizzle it on the cake, so I doubled the amount of root beer in it.
2 cups root beer
1 cup valrhona cocoa
1 stick unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate, melted
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup root beer
2/3 cup valrhona cocoa
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 325 and grease a 10 inch bundt pan.
In a small pan, melt the butter, add in the the root beer, cocoa and the sugars. Leave to cool.
In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
Whisk the eggs into the cooled root beer mixture and add to the flour, mix until combined.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until cooked through.
To make the frosting add all the ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until smooth. You can either pour it over the cake or use a spoon to drizzle it.