Thursday, April 17, 2014

Harry Potter Butter Beer Cupcakes

I have been meaning to make these Cupcakes for about 2 weeks, and I finally got around to it. I can't take credit for the recipe, head on over to AmyBites and check her out! Her blog is pretty awesome, and don't even get me started on her recipes. After making these, I am now a new follower of her blog! I'll say it again, go to!

That being said, I did do just a few things differently, just because I am not the expert that I am sure Amy is. So I'll let you know what I changed. But let me tell you, if there is anything that resembles butter beer at all, this is it. If they sold these at Harry Potter World, they would make a fortune. If you are a fan of the books, you will love these!

Harry Potter ButterBeer Cupcake Ingredients
 If you want the whole detailed recipe, visit I'm going to provide you with the short list and what I changed.
First, you're going to make the cupcakes themselves. Add all your ingredients, (I found baby cans of cream soda at Meijer, so that I didn't have to buy a whole 2 liter for just 1/2 a cup). Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Dry ingredients for Butter Beer Cupcakes Harry Potter
 unbaked harry potter butter beer cupcakes butterscotch
Baked cupcakes butter beer harry potter butterscotch cupcakes
Make the ganache before the icing, because you need some of the ganache for the icing. I was really intimidated by this step before I did it, because it called for a double boiler. And double boilers + me do not mix. So I actually just dumped the whole bag of butterscotch chips in a bowl and microwaved them and then added the cream. It worked like a charm! I was afraid if I made the ganache too early it would harden, but it didn't. So you can definitely make this while the cupcakes are baking and cooling.
ganache for butter beer harry potter cupcakes
  Butterscotch icing for harry potter butter beer cupcakes
Next, you can go ahead and make your icing. The amount of powdered sugar and cream you use is a bit subjective, depending on how think you want it. Mine was the perfect spreading consistency, and I used 4 cups of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of cream.
 How to ganache butter beer harry potter butterscotch cupcakes
Putting in the ganache in the cupcakes presented a problem. Amy used a squirt bottle for hers, but I didn't have that. What I did have though, being a nurse, was a 3ml syringe. So that's what I used. And I ended up putting 2 whole squirts into each cupcake. I was scared to put more in case it would leak out, but it didn't. So you can definitely fill these puppies up!
Iced butter beer harry potter cupcakes
Iced harry potter butter beer butterscotch cupcakes with ganache
And then ice away! I saved some ganache to put on top. I actually had a ton of icing and ganache left over, so don't be afraid to put a bunch on if icing is your thing!
PS - Don't forget your helper if you have one :)

 Have any of you ever tried a book or movie themed recipe? How did it turn out?



  1. Even since you posted this picture of these I've been waiting for you to make them hahaha! They ook sooooooo good!! Definitely saving the recipe and trying them ! :)

    <3 Shannon

  2. bahahahahaha I was like "is that a syringe she is using??????" that is absolutely genius! Yeah girl a double boiler is waaaay to complicated for me! I would have done the same thing microwave for the win! Those look delicious!!!

  3. OH.MY.GOSH. being a huge Harry Potter fan I need to make these ASAP! Thanks for sharing!


  4. I'm glad they turned out so well! I'm definitely going to pin them for later!

  5. OMG I'm so glad you made these! They looked amazing but I was totally curious about how they'd turn out. Now I want to try them haha! The syringe is genius!!

    <3, Pamela

  6. I've never done a movie themed food like this, but I love it!

  7. Stop it! I want an entire batch RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

  8. Ok you need to send those my way--holy cow they look good!! The poor pupster realllyy wants one it looks like :)


  9. Oh my gosh these sound amazing! I'm actually a huge harry potter nerd (embarrassing) so I will definitely be making these soon.

    xo, jen

  10. Okay, these look amazing!! I have never tried anything "butter beer" flavored but I have heard it is just delicious!

  11. I want these!! Please deliver them to me stat!!

  12. These look so good! Definitely adding this recipe to our list of things to try.

    Brittani and Katie

  13. Oh. My. Gosh. Adding this recipe to my "must try" list!

  14. Oh wow! These sound and look delish!

    Runway Chef