Monday, January 5, 2009

Root Beer Chocolate Bundt Cake by BAKED


What better way to start the New Year than indulging? To be honest, I made this before the New Year and brought it to a Benefit Concert at Death by Audio (a Brooklyn venue), and who ever donated money got a slice. It is good to give. This chocolate root beer bundt cake is supremely moist and flavorful. Root beer is used not only in the batter but also in the frosting. We used the best root beer we could buy: Virgil's. It isn't made with corn syrup, it is micro-brewed and you can truly taste notes of wintergreen, vanilla and sasparilla. I am not sure it was necessary to buy the best root beer, since it is going in the cake. Hey, never hurts to start with quality. And for all those who cannot make it to Baked, the wonderful shop in Red Hook Brooklyn, you can now try their decadent sweets. Baked is all about whimsical and retro desserts, plus they taste amazing. The root beer chocolate bundt cake is no different, delicious and sumptuous. Even my grandmother has been begging for the recipe.
The root beer flavor was more present the first day, even though they say in the cookbook it will be stronger the next. This cake is slightly decadent but a sure crowd pleaser, plus it makes everyone feel nostalgic and wonderful (well maybe a little bigger in the waistline.)
You can either buy the Baked Cookbook or just click here for the recipe.

Happy New Year!

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You made that Bundt cake look so good! Who would of thought Root Beer Chocolate Cake! I must give it a try.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I haven't been to the Baked in Brooklyn but some of their goodies are sold at Royale on 6th ave and 11th.

Ric Leichtung said...

mmm... microbrewed cake.

mikky said...

what a great way to start a year... happy new year!!! :)

Heather said...

i saw this one another blog, although i can't remember where, and i thought it looked so, so, so good. yours looks just amazing. happy new year :)

Dee said...

I'm trying, but I really can't imagine what it will taste like. It does look great though :)

Happy new year!

Manger La Ville said...

Dee: It actually taste like a rich moist chocolate, the root beer gives it a bit more complexity, but it isn't too present.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Sounds and looks great! Guinness makes another great addition to chocolate cake, though I've never tried adding it to the frosting...

Vera said...

This cake is so luscious, Abby!
Very Happy New Year to you!

MrOrph said...

Absolutely amazing!

This one is being passed on to the baker in my house for this weekend, fo shizzle!

hms said...

That cake looks extremely moist and yummy! I really don't like root beer...do you taste it? Could you use coca cola for example instead?

Manger La Ville said...

I bet it would be good coke, but maybe something that has a bit more complexity. Virgil's the people who make the rootbeer also make an all natural cola. I think substituting would be ok.

Aran said...

how intriguing! loves so luscious and dark...love the book!