Pumpkin pie spice and a splash of root beer accentuate the cocoa flavor in this snack cake recipe. It's a spice cake unlike any you've tasted.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 13x9-inch baking pan. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium. Whisk in cocoa and pumpkin pie spice. Add the root beer. Whisk sour cream, eggs, and vanilla into root beer mixture.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Stir root beer mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar. Serves 16
Prepare as above, except substitute stout for the root beer and increase sugar to 2 cups.