Harry Potter Owl Cupcakes


Today I made these delicious Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Cupcakes that are butterbeer flavored and topped with vanilla and chocolate frosting!

Yield: makes 12 cupcakes


Things you'll need

Ingredients for the Butterbeer Cupcakes
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter extract

Ingredients for the ganache

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 11 oz. butterscotch morsels
  • Buttercream frosting:black, white
  • Mini Oreos
  • Sliced almonds
  • Reese's Pieces
  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners
  • Hand mixer

Let's get started!

Make the Butterbeer Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, dark brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time. Beating well in each addition.
  6. Add the vanilla and butter extract. Mix until well combined.
  7. On low speed, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the wet mixture.
  8. Slowly add in the buttermilk and cream soda.
  9. Add the remaining dry ingredients until well combined.
  10. Fill the liners about 2/3 full. Bake for about 18 minutes.

Make the Butterscotch Ganache

  1. Fill a medium saucepan with an inch of water.
  2. Turn to medium high heat.
  3. Place glass bowl on top of the saucepan.
  4. Add the heavy cream and butterscotch morsels and stir until smooth.
  5. Let it cool slightly.

Time to decorate!

  1. Dip the top of the cupcakes into the ganache. Let it sit for 5 minutes or until the ganache sets.
  2. Scoop the frosting into decorating bags. Frost the top of the cupcakes using the vanilla frosting.
  3. Remove the top cookie of the oreos and place a Reese's pieces on top. Place on the cupcake for the eyes.
  4. For the nose, place an orange Reese's Pieces sideways in the middle.
  5. Place three slices of almonds on the top and bottom for the feathers.
  6. Use the chocolate icing to draw feathers on the cupcake.




Written By Rosanna Pansino

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