Toasted Sesame Root Beer Cake

Use micro-brewed root beer to add vanilla and ginger undertones to this easy glazed cake. It pairs perfectly with the delicate nuttiness and crunch of toasted sesame seed.

Serves: 14
15 mins Prep time 45 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
45 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon of the sesame seed. Pour 1/3 cup of the root beer into 1-quart saucepan. Set aside

  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package using remaining root beer in place of the water and adding remaining 1 tablespoon sesame seed to the batter. Pour batter into prepared pan

  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack. Cool completely

  • Meanwhile, bring root beer in saucepan to boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until reduced by half (2 to 3 tablespoons). Cool to room temperature. Mix confectioners’ sugar and 4 to 5 teaspoons of the reduced root beer until glaze is of desired consistency. Immediately drizzle over cooled cake. Let stand until glaze is set

Cooking tip

• If McCormick Gourmet™ Toasted Sesame Seed is unavailable, use McCormick Gourmet™ Sesame Seed. Toast in a small skillet on medium heat 2 minutes or until fragrant and golden brown. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 266Calories: 266Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 261mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 10gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g