eat. some kind of butterbeer.

Though not as bittersweet as cracking the spine of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the first time, anticipating this final movie has a poignancy about it. I want to see it, but I do not want it to end.

What would make us feel better at a moment like this, aside from a bit of chocolate to restore the joy of life the dementors drained? May I suggest Frosted Butterbeer Cake/Cupcakes.

I haven’t made it to the World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando yet, but in my imagination, I know what butterbeer tastes like. I began experimenting with a semi-homemade cupcake last August for my mother’s birthday. After all, she is the one who introduced me to J.K. Rowling and her wizarding world. Whether you are a fan of HP, butterscotch, or sweet treats, this is something to try.

  1. Start with a yellow cake mix or recipe.
  2. Substitute the liquids called for with cream soda.
  3. Place a few whole butterscotch chips in each cake mold. (These will sink to the bottom and create a butterscotch layer on the bottom of each cupcake. Just don’t let them burn.)
    Chop butterscotch chips finely and fold in to the batter before baking.
  4. Top with buttercream icing and butterscotch chips or syrup.

Shortly after I made my first batch, I found this recipe by another Amy which is I’m sure is incredibly tasty. It takes none of the short cuts I took. Try it out as well, and let me know what you think. Keep experimenting until you find your favorite combination.

Not in the mood for too trendy cupcakes? Try a frosted butterbeer float by combining vanilla ice cream and butterscotch syrup. Top with cream soda and enjoy.


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