Hagrid’s rock cakes from Harry Potter are mentioned all throughout the books. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter books, you might remember the rock cakes Hagrid used to make whenever Harry used to visit his hut alone or with Ron and Hermoine. Rock cakes are actually fruit cakes that belong to British cuisine. They are small cakes that are made with flour, butter, and eggs.
The rock cakes, you can also call rock buns, are actually pretty simple to make. They have a hard exterior and a soft interior. But Hagrid’s rock cakes were so hard, and they were compared to actual rocks in the books. For sweetness, they have raisins, and for richness, they have a lot of butter. They don’t have added sugar, so they are not too sweet but just subtly sweet because of the raisins.
This recipe is not exactly the one Hagrid made but is loosely inspired by it. It is closer to the real recipe than to the fictional one. Still, it makes a great addition to the list of Harry Potter recipes. So, without wasting any more time (as we don’t have a time-turner like Hermione), let’s move to the recipe for Hagrid’s rock cakes from Harry Potter. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other Harry Potter recipes from our website.
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3. Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes : The cauldron cakes at Universal Studios come in little silicon molds. We want the same cuteness but at home. Just bake a delicious cake in the mold, top it with flame buttercream and chill it. You can chill too.
4. Harry Potter Amortentia Love Potion : Want to make the Harry Potter Amortentia love potion in the muggle world? Now, you can. Just get some cherries, a pint of vanilla ice cream, and some pink shimmer dust. Then, brew it all up and you’ll a delicious pink drink complete with the mother-of-pearl like sheen.
What Equipment Will You Need To Make Hagrid’s Rock Cakes From Harry Potter?
- Stand Mixer – The stand mixer is no less than a magical device here. It does all the work with a click of a switch.
- Baking Sheet lined with Parchment Paper – Once the dough is made and done, place the dough drops in the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Oven – Turn your soft dough into rock cakes by baking them in the oven.
How Much Time Will You Need To Make Hagrid’s Rock Cakes From Harry Potter?
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What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Hagrid’s Rock Cakes From Harry Potter?
- All-Purpose Flour – The flour is the parent ingredient of these cake slash buns. Just add the flour and add everything else to it.
- Baking Powder – Add baking powder as leavening to make the cake rise. If not, a swish-and-flick of Wingadium Leviosa might work too.
- Salt – A pinch of salt to make the cakes slightly savory.
- Unsalted Butter – A lot of unsalted butter to make this cake rich and delicious.
- Vanilla Extract – Vanilla extract because I love vanilla extract and don’t need any reason to add vanilla extract. End of discussion.
- Egg – Break one large egg and add it to the cake dough to make the cakes fluffy and moist.
- Milk – Add a few drops of milk to hydrate the dough as it will become too dry.
- Raisins – Last but not least, add raisins to give sweet and tangy notes to the cake.
Steps To Make Hagrid’s Rock Cakes From Harry Potter
1. Doing Stand-Up
First, leave the oven to preheat 375℉ while you make the dough. Then, in the bowl of your stand mixer, attach the paddle attachment and add the flour, salt, and baking powder, and mix. After that, add the butter and mix it until the flour becomes lumpy as the butter gets mixed with the dry mixture.
Add the raisins to the mixture and mix a little. Then, add the egg and the vanilla extract to make them rich and fragrant. Keep mixing until the dough just holds together, that if you press it, it sets together. Add a few drops of milk so that it doesn’t feel too dry. In the end, you want a dough and not a crumbly mixture.
2. Rock And Stones May Break Your Bones
Use your hands to shape this dough into balls and place the dough balls on the baking sheet, and pop the sheet in the oven.
Bake the rock cakes for 15 minutes until they are beautiful and golden brown. Your delicious rock cakes are ready! Take a hot cup of tea to go with it. Unlike Hagrid’s, these are pretty much edible.
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How Will The Hagrid’s Rock Cakes From Harry Potter Look And Taste Like?
The rock cakes have a slightly hard exterior and look golden with the raisins looking out. The cakes have a sharp crisp when you bite into them, but the interior is a buttery delight with a slight sweetness from the raisins. These cakes are really easy to make, and you can make them as an evening snack to give your tea some company.
Hagrid’s Rock Cakes From Harry Potter Recipe
- Stand Mixer
- Baking Sheet lined with Parchment Paper
- 1 ½ cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Raisins
- 7 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 large Egg
- A few drops of Milk
- First, leave the oven to preheat 375℉ while you make the dough.
- Then, in the bowl of your stand mixer, add the flour, salt, and baking powder and mix. After that, add the butter and mix it until the flour becomes lumpy as the butter gets mixed with the dry mixture.
- Add the raisins to the mixture and mix a little. Then, add the egg and the vanilla extract. Keep mixing until the dough just holds together. Add a few drops of milk so that it doesn’t feel too dry.
- Use your hands to shape this dough into balls and place the dough balls on the baking sheet, and pop the sheet in the oven.
This was all about Hagrid’s rock cakes from Harry Potter. Tell me in the comments how well you liked it. See you next time with another fun recipe. Bye-bye Hedwig, fly away.