Originally Posted by ljdills
Thanks pinkflower1212 for posting that link. That is the recipe I used for my root beer cake. I also brushed root beer over the warm layers. How did you guys make root beer buttercream and filling? (cownsj - those cupcakes sound delicious !)
I used the root beer buttercream for the filling. The basic recipe I have (the Wilton one), calls for one teaspoon vanilla extract. To make the root beer, I used a 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp. root beer extract. I remember watching an episode of "unwrapped" at an ice cream plant, and they were developing new flavors. They commented that ALL flavors begin as vanilla. So, that's what I did here, began it as vanilla, and finished it off with root beer. BTW, it also works exceptionally perfect with orange extract. It gives the exact flavor of an orange creamsicle. So that on vanilla cake, with a large popsicle stick in the end, shaped at the corners and you have a very easy to carve and exact tasting orange creamsicle.
I bought some root beer yestereday, can't wait to make the cake now.