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Thursday, July 14, 2011

In Honor of Harry Potter-Butter Beer and Butter Beer Cupcakes

I hope you will excuse this picture...it was caught on my darling daughters I pod before everything was quickly devoured. You are going to love this for your Harry Potter Party! SO GOOD!! 
You must try both recipes!! 
Simply must!
PS I found this recipe somewhere in the blogasphere so if you can remember better than I do who it belongs to please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.  
Lots of loves!!

Butter beer
1 cup light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda

                  In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.  Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.  Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
                In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
                 To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

Butter-beer Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup cream soda
3 eggs
1 stick melted butter
Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 muffin cups with liners.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine cake mix, soda, eggs and butter on low speed for about a minute. Increase speed to high and beat for another minute. Fill cups 2/3 full and bake about 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
Remove to cool on cooling racks.

1 stick butter, softened
3 Tablespoons cream soda
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons butterscotch ice cream topping

Beat butter and soda until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until just combined. Add butterscotch and beat on high for about 2 minutes. Frost cooled cupcakes.


  1. I think it may be time for a Harry Potter movie night! I am so glad you posted these!

  2. Thanks guys! I hope you love them like we did!