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Monday, 3 October 2011

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone - Cauldron Cakes Recipe

After seeing the final Harry Potter in the cinema this summer, my family and I decided to watch ALL of the films. I have grown up with Harry Potter and have always loved it! To add to the weekly Harry Potter night, I decided to make Harry Potter themed treats!

 Week One - Cauldron Cakes

Inspired by this recipe on The Pastry Affair. Makes 3 cakes

1. Make 1/4 batch of this standard cake mixture (This is my favourite recipe for sponge cake and I use it all the time). Use...

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g softened butter
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 50g self-raising flour - swap 1/2 tbsp of the flour for 1/2 tbsp sifted cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  •  1/2tbsp milk 
Cook in the oven at 170C for about 10 minuetes or until a skewer comes out clean.
2. Break 6 squares off a 100g bar of good quality dark chocolate and put to one side
3. Melt the rest with 1 tablespoon butter to make a chocolate glaze
4. Make up some butter cream
  • 25 gbutter , softened
  • 35g icing sugar , sifted
  • drop vanilla extract (optional) 
5. Scoop out about 1 tbsp of middle from the BOTTOM of each cake (the flat side) and eat the excess cake :)
6. Dip the rounded side of the cake in the glaze to create the cauldron bottom. Repeat for all three and store in the fridge
8. Once hardened slightly add the feet - the reserved chunks of chocolate broken into 9 smaller pieces - put three on each base in order to make it stand when turned so that the chocolate glazed base is the bottom of the cauldron
7. Measure the rim of the cauldron and use the chocolate glaze to pipe handle shapes onto greaseproof paper. Refrigerate
8. Pipe a rim around the hole made in the top of the cauldron with the chocolate glaze. Refrigerate.
9. Fill the middle with butter cream and sprinkle with some cake decoration stars
10. Use a little chocolate glaze to attached the hardened cauldron handles

11. ENJOY!

Love Rebecca

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