Cauldron Cakes by Alana


Cauldron Cakes

Cauldron Cakes by Alana

Alana Al-Hatlani
Here's a fun take on Cauldron Cakes, which are sold on the Hogwarts Express food trolley. This treat is a rich chocolate cake with a melty molten center. If you want to practice transfiguration, try to turn one of these cakes into a cabbage. But be careful - that's a spell for sixth years!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 6 cakes


  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 5 oz. chocolate semisweet, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • powdered sugar (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Dust muffin tin with cocoa powder, making sure there are no blank spots.
  • Combine chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave chocolate and butter in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring between each interval. Set aside to cool.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, whisk eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt until pale and increased in volume.
  • Slowly whisk in chocolate mixture to combine. Then whisk in flour.
  • Divide batter among muffin cavities, filling them three-quarters of the way up.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until edges look set and center is puffed.
  • Allow to cool for one minute before inverting cakes onto a plate. Dust cake tops with powdered sugar, if using.
  • Serve warm, cracking open center of cakes to watch ooze.