Indulge in Magic: Butterbeer Harry Potter Cupcakes

Harry Potter Fans get ready to make some magical Butterbeer Harry Potter cupcakes. This recipe will have you feeling like you are at Hogwarts in no time.

Other cupcakes to try: Chocolate Strawberry KitKat Cupcakes, Lemon Cupcakes, Snowman Cupcakes, and Grinch Cupcakes.

Easy To Make Buttebeer Harry Potter Cupcakes Recipe

If you’re a fan of the magical world of Harry Potter and have a sweet tooth to match, these Butterbeer Cupcakes are sure to cast a delicious spell on your taste buds. Inspired by the beloved beverage from the wizarding world, these cupcakes bring the enchanting flavors of butterscotch and cream soda together in a delightful treat that will transport you straight to the cozy corners of the Three Broomsticks Inn.

Why You’ll Love This Harry Potter Cupcakes Recipe

Indulging in these Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes is like taking a bite out of the wizarding world itself. With each mouthful, you’ll be greeted by the warm embrace of butterscotch and the comforting fizz of cream soda, reminiscent of the bustling streets of Hogsmeade on a crisp autumn day. Whether you’re hosting a magical movie marathon with friends, celebrating Halloween, or simply craving a taste of nostalgia, these cupcakes are the perfect way to infuse a bit of magic into any occasion.

Pretty Butterbeer Cupcakes On A White Plat


Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make these fun cupcakes! Get create and get cupcake liners or cupcake toppers to represent the four Houses, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Cream soda
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter extract
  • Rum extract
  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Butterscotch topping
Ingredients For Butterbeer Harry Potter Cupcakes

How to Make Butterbeer Cupcakes

Here is how you make the cupcake recipe followed by the frosting recipe.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine your dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and brown sugar.
  3. Then, add in the wet ingredients – buttermilk, oil, cream soda, vanilla extract, butter extract, and rum extract – and whisk until a thick batter forms. Use a hand mixer if you prefer.
  4. Transfer the batter into the prepared cupcake liners in a cupcake tin, filling each about ¾ of the way full. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean.
  5. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the Butterbeer Frosting by creaming together butter and powdered sugar.
  6. Then, add in salt, vanilla extract, rum extract, butterscotch topping, and milk, and mix until smooth.
  7. Transfer the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a metal tip.
  8. Once the cupcakes have cooled for 30 minutes, pipe frosting to frost with the Butterbeer Frosting, creating a swirl from the outside inwards on top of each cupcake.
  9. Finally, drizzle with additional butterscotch topping for an extra touch of sweetness.
Yummy Frosted Butterbeer Cupcakes Inspired By Harry Potter


While these Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes are already spellbinding on their own, there are endless ways to tweak the recipe and put your own twist on it. For a richer flavor, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream or swapping out this frosting for a cream cheese frosting. Add a sprinkle of toffee bits on top of each cupcake or drizzle with a butterscotch sauce instead of syrup. You could also experiment with different piping tips to create unique frosting designs that pay homage to your favorite Hogwarts house.

Cute And Pretty Harry Potter Cupcakes Inspired By The Butterbeer Drink.

Storing and Making Ahead

These cupcakes are best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

If you’re planning ahead for a special occasion, you can also bake the cupcakes in advance and freeze them without frosting. Simply thaw them at room temperature before frosting and serving.

Delicious Butterbeer Cupcakes With Frosting And Drizzle

Common Questions About Harry Potter Cupcakes

  • Can I use a different type of soda in the cupcake batter? While cream soda is traditional for Butterbeer flavor, you can experiment with other sodas to customize the taste to your preference.
  • Can I substitute the extracts with real butter and rum? Yes, you can use melted butter and a splash of rum instead of the extracts, but be sure to adjust the quantities to taste.
  • Can I make these cupcakes without a piping bag? Absolutely! You can simply spread the frosting on top of the cupcakes with a knife for a more rustic look.
Taking A Bite Out Of A Harry Potter Butterbeer Inspired Cupcake

Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes

A delightful Harry Potter inspired cupcake treat with a butterscotch flavor.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Idle Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes


  • Cupcake Liners
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Piping bag
  • Flower/Star Piping Tip


Cupcake Batter

  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup cream soda
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon butter extract
  • ¾ teaspoon rum extract

Butterbeer Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons butterscotch topping
  • Extra butterscotch topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add the flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt all at once. Whisk together and then add the brown sugar. Mix again until all the dry ingredients are combined.
  • Add the buttermilk, oil, cream soda, vanilla, rum extract, and butter extract to the dry ingredients. Whisk together until a thick batter forms.
  • Use a 2 inch scooper or ¼ measuring to transfer the batter into the prepared cupcake liners. Fill each liner ¾ way full in the pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.
  • While the cupcakes are baking, make the buttercream. In a bowl add the and powdered sugar. Mix together with a hand or stand mixer until creamy. Add in the salt, extracts, butterscotch topping and milk to the bowl and blend together again until completely smooth.
  • Transfer this into a piping bag fitted with a metal tip of your choice. Also add a bit of butterscotch topping to a piping bag as well and snip a small hole in the end.
  • Let the cupcakes cool for 30 minutes before frosting.
  • Create a swirl from the outside inwards on top of each cupcake. Then drizzle with the butterscotch topping.
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With these Harry Potter Butterbeer Cupcakes, you’ll embark on a culinary journey through the whimsical world of magic and mischief. So don your wizarding robes, grab your wand, and let the enchantment begin! enjoy this delicious cupcakes recipe!

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