Ha! it's already Sunday and I almost forgot to post! I'm so focused on our quest to find a house that I completely forgot to tell you guys how my bundt cake came out.
Delicious? Most definitely.
Root beerish? Nope...boo!
Any discernible flavor of root beer had left the building. I had my slice without ice cream so I could savor the root beery flavor but was left wanting. The chocolate overload pictured here was for my honey, I honestly don't know how he ate that... I guess its sorta like having a glass of milk...
I think the trouble was in the root beer choice. There are two at Trader Joe's and I went for the Virgil's Root Beer. My honey had a bottle later in the week and said that the root beer didn't even taste like root beer by itself... ahh well, this recipe is certainly a keeper, I will have to try a more commercial root beerier root beer next time.
You can check out Megan's site for her results and the recipe from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. I gotta go search to see if anyone else joined in this time!
Update: I found Leanne from Enjoying My Favorite Things' post and she didn't get a root beer flavor either....hmmm maybe the comment about extract from Mermaid Sweets is the way to go.
Natalie from Whats for Supper posted hers as well and man does it look super chocolaty, but again no root beer flavor!
Kim from Stirring the Pot had time to join in and we finally have someone that could taste the root beer! Woot! She thinks the root beery flavor came from the extra splash she had to add to her icing to thin it out a bit.
Looks like Stephanie from Confessions of a City Eater, Margot from Effort to Deliciousness and Jenny from All Things Edible all got their bundt on as well. Gawking at all that glossy, luscious frosting so early on a Monday morning sure makes me happy!