If you’ve read the books or seen the movies, you know that butterbeer is a beverage in the Harry Potter universe.
Keyword: butterbeer, Harry Potter
Skill Level: Basic
2cupsflouror gluten-free substitute
1 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
1/2cup1 stick unsalted buttersoftened
1/2cupdark brown sugarfirmly packed
1 oz.package butterscotch chips
1/2cup1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 16-oz.package powdered sugar
Splash of heavy creamas needed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pans with paper liners. Combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, cream your butter until light and fluffy. Add your sugars and beat until well-combined. Beat in your eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then beat in your vanilla and butter flavoring.
Alternate adding your buttermilk, cream soda, and dry ingredients in batches until all are well incorporated. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full, then bake for 15 to 17 minutes until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean and cake springs back to the touch. Cool completely on wire racks.
In a double boiler (heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water on the stove), combine butterscotch chips and heavy cream and stir until completely combined and smooth.
Cool completely and put into a squeeze bottle or pastry bag with small tip.
Insert the tip of the squeeze bottle or pastry bag into the center of the cupcake, filling the cupcake until the ganache starts to overflow from the top of the cupcake.
Cream butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Add in ganache, vanilla, butter flavoring, and salt and mix until well combined.
Beat in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until reaching desired consistency. Add milk or cream by the Tablespoon as needed.
Frost cupcakes and top with a drizzle of butterscotch ganache.
You will need butter flavoring, and this is important because of its unique taste that can’t be achieved just with butter itself.
You must use dark brown sugar for the molasses flavor and a much richer flavor overall.