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The Best Harry Potter Butterbeer Drip Cake

by Nellie

This Harry Potter ButterBeer Drip Cake is so great for Harry Potter themed parties! This cake is so good and beautiful!

What is butterbeer cake?

So what is butterbeer cake? It’s a dessert that’s inspired by the popular wizarding drink, Butterbeer! The cake itself is a rich and fluffy yellow cake, soaked in a butterbeer syrup, and then topped with a decadent butterbeer frosting. It’s the perfect dessert for any Harry Potter fan!

This cake is so easy to make, and it’s always a hit with everyone who tries it! The cake is moist and flavorful, and the frosting is rich and creamy. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion!

What is a drip cake?

A drip cake is a type of cake that is decorated with a “drip” effect. The most common way to create this effect is to pour melted chocolate or caramel over the top of the cake, allow it to drizzle down the sides, and then let it harden. This creates a beautiful and unique cake that is sure to impress everyone!

What does butterbeer taste like?

Butterbeer has a unique and delicious flavor that is hard to describe. It’s sweet and creamy, with a hint of butterscotch. It’s the perfect drink for any Harry Potter fan!

What ingredients do you need for this Harry Potter ButterBeer cake?

Butterbeer cake:

2 (15.25oz) Yellow Cake Mix

1 (3.9oz) Jello brand instant butterscotch pudding mix

6 large eggs

2 cups water

2/3 cup vegetable oil

½ cup cream soda

2 tsp vanilla extract

Butterbeer Frosting

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 

1 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)

5 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup cream soda 

Butterscotch Ganache for Drip

¾ cup butterscotch chips

¼ cup heavy cream

Where can you serve this ButterBeer cake?

This cake is perfect for any Harry Potter themed party or event! It’s also great for birthdays, holidays, or any other special occasion!

How do you store leftovers of this butterbeer cake?

Leftover cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Frosted cake can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.

The Best Harry Potter Butterbeer Drip Cake
Yield: 20 servings

The Best Harry Potter Butterbeer Drip Cake

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This awesome Harry Potter Butterbeer Drip Cake is so good and great for Harry Potter fans!

Ingredients

  • Butterbeer cake:
  • 2 (15.25oz) Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 (3.9oz) Jello brand instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cream soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Butterbeer Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream soda
  • Butterscotch Ganache for Drip
  • ¾ cup butterscotch chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Add cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil to mixing bowl and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add vanilla extract and cream soda.
  4. Fold in and immediately place into prepared 8*2 cake pans
  5. Bake for 35-40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and set aside
  7. Once cooled, level the top of the cake while still in the pan. 
  8. Make ganache
  9. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave for 40 seconds
  10. Pour on top of the butterscotch and let rest about 7-9 mins
  11. Stir until ganache begins to form
  12. If all of the chips haven’t melted, pop in the microwave for 10 seconds, stir and let Cool.
  13. Add to piping bag.
  14. Make the frosting
  15. In a mixing bowl, mix butter and shortening until smooth.
  16. Add in the half the powdered sugar and ¼ cup cream soda.
  17. Mix until smooth
  18. Add the remaining powdered sugar and ¼ cup cream soda
  19. Mix until combined, then mix on HIGH until fluffy (about 4-5 mins).
  20. Assembly
  21. Add a dollop of buttercream to the cake board.
  22. Place down the first layer, cut side up
  23. Add buttercream and spread out on the cake.
  24. Add a drizzle of the butterscotch ganache to the frosting.
  25. Top with the second layer of cake, cut side down.
  26. Frost the cake with the buttercream.
  27. Add thick layers of buttercream to the cake all the way around.
  28. Use a cake comb to create the pattern on the side of the cake (this also removes excess buttercream).
  29. No cake should be seen through the frosting.
  30. Run the cake comb in a circle around the top of the cake as well.
  31. Add the drip to the outside rim of the cake, a little goes a long way.
  32. Add remaining buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a tip 1M
  33. Add rosettes around the top of the cake and immediately add sprinkles

Notes

  • For best results make the cake layers the day before.  
  • Once cooled and leveled, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze overnight.  
  • This will make it easier to frost the cake.
  • The cake will thaw out in about 1.5-2 hours and the moisture will be trapped inside making for a very soft crumb (or what people consider a moist cake)
  • Nutrition Information

    Yield

    20

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 572Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 93mgSodium 266mgCarbohydrates 65gFiber 0gSugar 53gProtein 4g

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