These Harry Potter butterbeer cupcakes are perfect for your Harry Potter Hogwarts themed party. These cupcakes are so easy to make and you can pickup the plastic harry potter glasse
The cupcake toppers, the glasses, are what makes these cupcakes stand out from all the rest of the Harry Potter party food ideas. You could package up these cupcakes and give them out as a party favor too.Try adding some DIY wands to the top of the cupcakes for an alternating finish.
How to make Butterbeer cupcakes
Makes 18 cupcakes
Butterbeer cupcakes ingredients:
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
2 tbsp butterscotch extract
1 tsp butter extract
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 C light brown sugar, packed
4 C powdered sugar
1/4 C heavy whipping cream
1 bag of caramel popcorn for yourself and topping on the cupcakes
1 butterscotch or caramel sauce for drizzle on the cupcakes
1 piping bag, fitted with a large star tip
Directions to make the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners.
Using a standing mixer, mix together until combined the cake mix, eggs, oil, cream soda, vanilla, brown sugar, and pudding mix.
Scoop cupcake batter into the cupcake liners and fill about 3/4 full.
Bake in the oven for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Once baked, place onto the counter and allow to cool completely.
Using the standing mixer, cream together until fluffy and combined the butter, brown sugar, butterscotch, butter, and vanilla extract.
Gradually add in the powdered sugar making sure to scrape from the sides of the bowl.
Add the heavy cream and continue to mix until combined, smooth and thick, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Once frosting is made, scoop into the piping bag.
Frost cooled cupcakes.
Drizzle sauce of your choice and toss on some caramel popcorn.
Enjoy while watching your favorite Harry Potter film!