This easy butterbeer cake is a perfect recipe for themed Harry Potter desserts. This homemade from scratch easy cake will be ready in no time!
When I saw this cake over at Sugarcrafter a while back I knew immediately that I had to make it. My husband and I are currently reading through the Harry Potter series at night, and we are thoroughly enjoying it.
This was definitely a time when sometimes you should follow a recipe as is, and not try and pretend that since you have baked cakes plenty of times before that you know what you are talking about. So, when it seems like the frosting recipe doesn’t quite make enough, and what you do have is kind of thick, you should just ignore this.
I didn’t ignore this inner monologue of mine, so I thinned out the frosting with a bit of milk. I also thought that I didn’t have enough frosting, so instead of adding frosting in between the layers of cake I did a layer of caramel. Well, turns out that I had plenty of frosting, and my attempts at making it the right consistency made it so thin it kept running off of the cake!!!
Luckily, this cake tasted so good that it didn’t matter if the frosting was all over the place. Kind of caramely/butterscotchy/cream soday. And the frosting tastes amazing! We invited our cousins over to help us eat this, and Adena happens to know HP as well as J.K Rowling herself, and she said that this was indeed a great cake!
So, at your next Harry Potter party, or if you just fancy yourself a good cake, I suggest you try this one out!
Looking to have a Hogwarts themed party? Read this post to see what more to serve at your Hogwarts Dinner Feast!
This looks good! I want to make it for my son’s birthday, who is a huge Harry Potter fan. What did you put in the middle between the two cake layers?
Sunday 3rd of May 2020
Hi Annett! There is a layer of caramel in between the layers of cake!
Saturday 16th of April 2011
I'm so glad that you all enjoyed the cake!! And don't worry, I probably would have done the same thing with the frosting - I think I mentioned that I made 6" cakes, so if you made 8" ones, you may have needed a little more (maybe 1 1/2 times the recipe). I'll make sure to make that more clear in my recipe. Still, I'm glad it turned out! :-)