Harry Potter Butterbeer Cake

Harry Potter Butterbeer Cake

A butterscotch cake recipe with homemade cream soda frosting. Now you don’t have to go to Hogsmeade to enjoy a that delicious Butterbeer flavor!

Yields three 6-inch round cakes

Things you'll need

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¾ cups dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons butterscotch flavor
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Gold fondant
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • 3 six-inch  round cake pans, lined and sprayed
  • Offset spatula
  • Gold buttercream frosting in a decorating bag
  • Cream colored buttercream frosting in decorating bags fitted with #809, #2A, and #12 tips
Cream Soda Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 pound butter, cubed & at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream soda flavor
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Medium pot
  • Medium metal bowl
  • Whisk
  • Stand mixer with whisk attachment

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.
  4. Add vanilla and butterscotch flavor and mix well.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Pour batter into three 6-inch pans and bake for 45 minutes.
Cream Soda Buttercream Frosting
  1. In a metal bowl, whisk together sugar and egg whites until fluffy.
  2. Place bowl on top of a pot of boiling water and turn heat to medium. Whisk until sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from steam and beat with an electric mixer until egg whites are bright white.
  4. Add butter a little at a time while beating and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Add cream soda and vanilla flavor and mix well.

Time to decorate!

  1. Stack cakes on top of each other on a cake board. Spread gold buttercream frosting in between each layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out gold fondant and create a mug handle (PICTURE at 6:58). Insert skewers into each end of the handle and set aside to dry.
  3. Once chilled, remove cake and frost with gold buttercream frosting (PICTURE at 8:16). Use an offset spatula to create texture around the cake.
  4. Use #809, #2A, and #12 tips to pipe cream colored frosting on top of the cake to look like foam (PICTURE at 9:16).
  5. Place the fondant handle on the side of the cake.
  6. TaDa! Butterbeer cake is the perfect treat to satisfy a wizard’s sweet tooth!
Rosanna Pansino and Jordan Maron Make Harry Potter Butterbeer Cake

Harry Potter Butterbeer Cake

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