Butterbeer Cupcakes

This year for Halloween my oldest daughter decided to be Hermione from Harry Potter.  Our long time friends we trick or treat with every year were all characters from Harry Potter as well.  There was a Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasly and Hedgwig in addition to my Hermione.  When I was trying to decide on what sweet treat to make for our Halloween dinner together I decided this was the perfect time to try out the Butterbeer cupcake recipe I found on the Sweet Tooth blog.

These cupcakes were definitely a hit with all our little Hogwarts students and the adults too.  Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not I recommend you try out this recipe!

Butterbeer Cupcakes and Butterscotch Ganache

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cream soda
  • 1 11-oz package butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffly, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each.
  5. Add in vanilla and butter flavoring.
  6. Combine buttermilk and cream soda in a small bowl and alternate adding that combination with the flour mixture with the mixer on low, starting and ending with the flour.
  7. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks.
  8. while the cupcakes are baking make the Butterscotch ganache- melt butterscotch chips and heavy cream together using a double boiler until completely smooth. Cool to room temperature to allow the ganache to slightly thicken.
  9. Fill a plastic squeeze bottle with the ganache and once cupcakes are cool insert tip into each cupcake, filling until the ganache starts to slightly overflow.
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Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch ganache
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • Splash of cream (as needed)

Instructions

  1. Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add ganache, vanilla, butter flavoring, and salt and mix until well combined.
  3. Beat in powdered sugar and allow it to come together for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add cream a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes with a large tip and drizzle leftover butterscotch ganache over each.
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Hermione loved the cupcakes


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