How To Make Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes At Home

Cauldron Cake at Universal Studios

The Harry Potter cauldron cakes are cakes for wizards, according to the books. These popular cakes were available at the Honeydukes Trolley in the Hogwarts Express. Harry bought a lot of these the first time he boarded the train, along with other sweets. There’s not much mentioned about the cauldron cakes in the books. What we know about the cakes is from the version they sell at Universal Studios.

The cauldron cakes at Universal Studios are mini-cakes that come in small silicon cauldrons. The cakes are cold and delicious chocolate cakes topped with a flame-like buttercream frosting. 

The silicon cauldrons are reusable. So, if you visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and buy a cauldron cake, you can make another cake in the mold. The whole thing is pretty cute.

The chocolate cake is pretty simple to make. Get some buttercream frosting, add some color to it and go frosting. For the Honeydukes likeness, chill the cakes. Like revenge, these cakes are best served cold (dark, I know. Been practicing some forbidden spells recently). So, without making any more dark jokes, let’s move to the recipe for the Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other Harry Potter recipes from our website.

1. Hagrid’s Rock Cakes From Harry Potter : Hagrid’s rock cakes might not be the best cakes for tea party but you can turn around with our recipe. The delicious fruitcakes are made with your traditional cake ingredients. Just add a few raisins to the mix and bake.

2. Harry Potter Cockroach Clusters : The real cockroach clusters are good for pranks but not for real life delicacies. For a better edible version, try making them with some dark chocolate and halved pecans. Sounds good? That’s because they are.

3. Harry Potter Fizzing Whizbees : The muggle world version of Fizzing Whizbees might not make you levitate but it’ll definitely tickle your senses. The bee shaped chocolates are filled with fruity pop rocks to give you a popping surprise element.

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 Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes?

  • Small Bowls – You’ll be needing three small bowls for this recipe. One for the batter and two for the frosting. 
  • Silicon Cauldron Mold – Get a tiny and cute cauldron to bake the cake. 
  • Baking Sheet – The baking sheet is just the supporting character in this recipe. The cauldron steals the show. Sorry, baking sheet. 
  • Oven – Bake the cauldron cake in the oven. The irony!
  • Plastic Wrap and Piping Bag – These are used for frosting the cake. I’ll explain how and what below. 
  • Whisk and Spatula – These are your aides in the mixing processes of the cake. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes50 Minutes1 Hour

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes?

  • All-Purpose Flour – Add some flour to give the cake a body. 
  • Salt and Sugar – These polar opposites attract here as they give salinity and sweetness to the cake. 
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda – Here are the leavenings for the cake. 
  • Cocoa Powder – The cocoa powder transforms the cake from a vanilla one to a chocolate one. 
  • Vegetable Oil – Add some oil to the batter to smoothen and richen things.
  • Buttermilk – Buttermilk makes the cake batter smooth and adds a sweet yet tangy touch to it. 
  • Egg – Drop one egg in the batter to make the cake moist and fluffy.
  • Vanilla Extract – Pour a few drops of vanilla in the batter for that heavenly goodness. 
  • French Buttercream Frosting – Get some buttercream frosting for the cake. I Used store-bought for my recipe. 
  • Food Gel – For the flame effect, use red and yellow food gels in the frosting. 
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Steps To Make Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes

1. Whisky Business

First, let’s make the batter for the chocolate cake. Take a small bowl and add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Mix everything with a whisk and your dry mixture is ready. 

When the dry ingredients are mixed, add vegetable oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Also, break an egg in the bowl and mix thoroughly and vigorously to make the batter for the cake. 

2. Little Cauldron

Pour the thick and smooth batter into the silicon cauldron mold. Don’t fill it up to the brim, but only two-thirds of the mold. You don’t want the ingredients to spill out now, do you? Place the cauldron mold on a baking sheet.

Put the baking sheet in the oven that has been preheated to about 375℉ and bake the cake for about 30 minutes (Is it too late to mention that you should preheat the oven for baking the cake. Well, it’s done now!). Then, take it out and let it cool; you can also keep it in the refrigerator.

3. Dual Frosting

Now, take two small bowls and divide the buttercream equally into the two bowls. Add red food gel into one bowl and yellow food gel in another and mix. Place the frosting in two separate square plastic wraps and roll them. Put both of these frostings in the piping bag and add a star tip to it (for dramatic effect).

Add the frosting on top of the cake and add it in multiple layers so that it gives a flame-like effect. If you want, you can chill the cake overnight to get the perfect copycat of the Honeydukes cake. Your delicious cauldron cake is ready!

Nutritional Information

Calories150 kcal
Fat9 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Sodium30 mg
Carbohydrates19 g
Fiber1 g
Sugar18 g
Protein1 g

How Will The Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes Look And Taste Like?

The cake looks very cute but fierce in a tiny cauldron with the flame frosting. It almost looks too pretty to eat. It is the exact copy of the one at Universal Studios. The cake is delicious and moist. It tastes better when cold with the frosting set. The frosting is sweet and smooth. Bake this cake at home to feel like Bathilda Bagshot (she used to bake her own cauldron cakes).

Recipe Card

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Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes Recipe

The Harry Potter cauldron cakes are mini chocolate cakes served in small silicon cauldrons, topped with flame-like frosting. They are delicious and are best served cold.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • 3 Small Bowls
  • Silicon Cauldron Mold
  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven
  • Plastic Wrap and Piping Bag
  • Whisk and Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cups French Buttercream Frosting
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Food Gel
  • ¼ teaspoon Yellow Food Gel

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Mix everything with a whisk.
  • When the dry ingredients are mixed, add vegetable oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Also, break an egg in the bowl. Mix thoroughly to make the batter for the cake.
  • Pour the thick batter into the silicon cauldron mold. Don’t fill it up to the brim but only two-thirds of the mold. Place the mold on a baking sheet
  • Put the baking sheet in the oven that has been preheated to about 375℉ and bake the cake for about 30 minutes.
  • Then, take it out and let it cool. Take two small bowls and divide the buttercream equally into the two bowls. Add red food gel into one bowl and yellow food gel in another and mix.
  • Place the frosting in two separate square plastic wraps and roll them. Put both of these frostings in the piping bag and add a star tip to it.
  • Add the frosting on top of the cake and add it in multiple layers so that it gives a flame-like effect. Your delicious cauldron cake is ready!

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Nutrition

Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18g
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