Hufflepuff Cakes*

18 Jul

Did ya’ll seen HP7 yet?! In our family, Harry Potter is kind of a big deal. In the past, we’ve gone all out with Harry Potter viewing parties, where we would watch all of the Harry Potter movies before the premiere of the latest movie, which of course were always filled with yummy treats like butter-beer and even a Hogwarts castle building competition. Now I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan (shh! let’s keep that between us!), but it’s the last movie … you have to see it. It’s pretty much mandatory. Although I was a little confused during some parts, I thought it was a pretty darn good movie!

You all know me by now, I make desserts for every occasion … and even make up occassions, just to try a new recipe out, I can’t justify just making a tasty treat just for the heck of making it … so naturally I had to make something for HP7! And there was an HP viewing party to be held and of course those required something delicious!

If I were a Harry Potter character, I would be a member of the Hufflepuff house, so I created black and gold cupcakes to resemble Hufflepuff’s colors. And my, were they tasty! You can’t go wrong with chocolate … especially when it’s paired with caramel!

Cedric Diggory would have definitely approved!

Ingredients (cake)
*reciepe adapted from My Baking Addiction
-1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
-1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
-1 cup sour cream
-1 cup canola oil
-4 eggs, lightly beaten
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
-1 cup toffee bits

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, eggs, vanilla and espresso water mixture. Beat for about two minutes on medium speed until well combined. Fold in Heath English Toffee Bits.
3. Using a large cookie scoop, distribute the batter between 24 muffin wells; about 3 tablespoons of batter per well.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops of the cakes spring back when lightly touched. Allow cupcakes to cool inside muffin tins for about 10 minutes.
5. Remove cupcakes from muffin tins and allow to fully cool on a wire rack. Once cupcakes are cool, prepare your frosting.

Ingredients (frosting)
*adapted from Bakers Royale

-1 cup (4.5 ounces) all purpose flour
-1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (7.3 ounces) sugar
-1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1.5 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and warm
-2 large eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 tablespoon instant coffee
-1/2 cup chocolate covered toffee bits

Directions
1. Add flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a blow and mix thoroughly to combine.
2. Add the butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat on medium speed for one minute.
3. Add the butter and egg mixture and beat for 20 seconds. The batter will be thin enough to pour.
4. Divide it evenly among the lined cups.
5. Bake 18-22 minutes just until a toothpick inserted into a few of the cupcakes comes out clean. Set the pan on a rack to cool.
6. Frost the cupcakes when they are completely cool. Store and serve at room temperature

If you’re looking for a new movie to see, definitely see Harry Potter 7 … and why not try making these delicious cupcakes?

xox, frillyfab

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5 Responses to “Hufflepuff Cakes*”

  1. Lexi July 18, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Yay Harry Potter!!!!!! These cupcakes were absolutely delicous and i certainly will making them more often then just Harry Potter events ;D

    • frillyfabulous July 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

      They are definitely delicious! Even for non-Harry Potter events! Let me know what you think of them when you make them ;)

  2. Gregory Young July 18, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    So… freaking… delicious.

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