Gooey Root Beer Chocolate Chip Cake + Video

 Gooey Rootbeer Chocolate Chip Cake just wow
This Gooey Root Beer Chocolate Cake is going to tempt all your senses and leave you wondering if root beer should be in every thing you make. See this recipe made on video here.

Close your eyes if you don't want to be tempted into making this ridiculously delicious cake. It's one of those cakes where you take a bite, your jaw drops and you throw your back your head...yeah that.

Chocolate cake truly has my whole heart....all of it. It is just such a comfort classic and there are so many versions and ways to make it. I can never totally pick a favorite, but this one is for sure in the Top 3 of the yummiest cakes of all time. ALL TIME.

In fact, I don't think I'll ever make it again unless I have a house of people because I will eat it all. It has all the power over me.

Gooey Rootbeer Chocolate Chip Cake the best chocolate cake on the planet
It's one of those cakes where you pour the hot frosting on the hot cake and then just stand there and wait until you can dive in with a fork.

Gooey Rootbeer Chocolate Chip Cake the best chocolate cake ever
I will not make you wait until it's cool to take a bite...I won't

Gooey Rootbeer Chocolate Chip Cake
The root beer adds this mind-numbing complexity to every bite and makes you consider adding root beer to every thing you are ever going to cook again. Trust me, you will think about it.

Gooey Rootbeer Chocolate Chip Cake just wowzer
And because there is not enough chocolate involved already, you are going to sprinkle more chocolate chips and chocolate jimmies on top. Why wouldn't you?

Gooey Root Beer Chocolate Chip Cake from NoblePig
Are you dying for this recipe? 

Gooey Rootbeer Chocolate Chip Cake hard to have one slice

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Gooey Root Beer Chocolate Chip Cake

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 12



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cuups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (12 oz) root beer
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half or 1/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • 1 can (12 oz) root beer
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate jimmies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, bring root beer, butter and cocoa to a slight boil; stir occasionally. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
  • In another bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, espresso powder and vanilla. Add this to flour mixture slowly, while whisking constantly (you don't want to cook your eggs in the warm mixture). Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scrape mixture into prepared pan and place in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the middle is set.
  • When the cake has about 15 minutes left in the oven, start to prepare the frosting. In a small saucepan, add root beer and bring to a boil. Reduce to a 1/2 cup, which takes about 15 minutes. Stir in butter, cocoa and espresso powder, whisking until butter melts completely (keep this warm over low heat if the cake is not yet out of the oven). Once cake is out and placed on a wire cooling rack, remove root beer reduction from the heat and whisk in confectioners' sugar until completely smooth. Immediately pour over hot from the oven cake.
  • Let cool a bit before digging in, it even tastes better the next day.

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11 Comments and 3 Replies

  1. Velva 1

    OMG! My kids would go nuts for this cake. This looks like chocolate heaven. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Omg I love cake, I love root beer, how could this be bad?

  3. Gah!! I am going crazy over this cake! Pinned and I can’t wait to make it!!

  4. Sara 4

    I am totally dying for this recipe, it looks like the ultimate chocolate cake!

  5. Oh how I wish I had a piece of this cake right now! It looks dreamy!

  6. I had to close my eyes because the chocolate was tempting me so very much. Goodness gracious, this is something we are making very soon!!

  7. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try! :)

  8. I baked this cake and it is delicious.

  9. Araceli 10

    I would bake mini chicken pot pies! My family loves them and they are perfect for the fall !

  10. Sam 11

    Loving your recipe and want to try it buy we can’t get root beer very easily in Australia we’re most into ginger beer and sarsaparilla :(
    Is there something else I could use instead of root beer?

    • Cathy 12

      I would use regular Coca Cola for a similar flavor.

      • Linda 13

        I do believe sarsaparilla is the main flavour in root beer so if that’s what you can get I’d go with that. :) I’m making this next week for a friends anniversary who like root beer. :)

  11. S 14

    omg, i made this tonight. not only was it fun to make, it was fabulous. super rich cake, not something you can eat a ton of, but the whole family enjoyed it! TY!

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