Muggles, are you listening closely? I made some cupcakes that are going to blow your mind. I can’t take credit for the recipe, but I, along with my friend Becca, can take credit for the final product. If you’re throwing a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 party, you must make these. Butterscotch galore!
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Cupcakes. In this case, I’m only talking about one powerful cupcake. However, you might actually die if you eat three of these.
Instead of posting the recipe here, click on this link to find the recipe to make Butterbeer Cupcakes, courtesy of Amy. Amy, you’re the best. These cupcakes are indeed “deathly.” They consist of a vanilla cream soda cake filled with butterscotch ganache, frosted with butterscotch buttercream frosting and drizzled with butterscotch sauce. Why “deathly,” you ask? Because they will give you a sugar high like no other. Warning: Do not eat these cupcakes and operate heavy machinery.
I don’t want to keep you too long because you probably want to bake these cupcakes, but I have a few words of advice. Allow the cupcakes and butterscotch ganache to completely cool before inserting the ganache into the cupcake. If it helps, stick the ganache in the fridge for a bit. And, get the little squeeze bottle (the kind that ketchup comes in at a hot dog stand) to insert the ganache into the center of the cupcake. I tried using a frosting thingy-ma-jigger and my ganache just leaked out the end, especially since the ganache was still liquidy from being warm. Consider yourself warned.
A second piece of advice, make some actual butterbeer to accompany your cupcakes. My husband found this recipe and we tried it at Thanksgiving. Apparently, the recipe is similar (if not identical) to that of Universal Studios. Therefore, it must be good.
Homemade Butterbeer Ingredients:
A glass mug
IBC cream soda
⅓ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions for Butterbeer:
1. Whisk heavy cream, sugar, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until foamy.
2. Pour Cream Soda into Butterbeer Stein or Beer Pilsner.
3. Squeeze in a little butterscotch sauce and stir.
4. Layer foam on top with spoon, let rest for 10-20 seconds for the soda to carbonate the foam. **Do not dump foam in, it must be spooned.**
Then, you’ll have Butterbeer that tastes like you got it from Hogsmeade. For the alcoholic version of Butterbeer, substitute the butterscotch sauce with butterscotch schnapps. Now go forth, Muggles, and conquer the butterscotch Harry Potter world. I believe in you.
These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong.