Harry Potter Butter Beer Cupcakes!

Harry Potter Butter Beer Cupcakes!

I found these cupcakes on a wonderful blog called Amybites  (go and visit—- her recipes are awesome and I envy her photography skills!) –and I just HAD to make them.

For those of you who aren’t Harry Potter fans, butter beer is a much-loved beverage in the world of Hogwart’s school.  I had a chance to try butter beer at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter last fall and it was even better than I thought it might be!  It’s a cream soda topped with a wonderful butterscotch whipped topping.  My only advice based on our family’s experience is to NOT drink butter beer before you ride the crazy rides…if you get what I mean…

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (I used heavy cream and it worked fine)
  • 1/2 cup cream soda
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch ganache
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Read the whole recipe on eASYbAKED