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Cauldron Cakes by Allie

This tasty treat was popular on the Hogwarts Express - Harry bought them to share with his friends on the way to school in his first and fourth years. You can make enough to share with your friends, too!
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Desserts
Cuisine American



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder sweetened
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 3 egg large, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 oz. chocolate chips dark


  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder unsweetened (add more to preference)
  • 2 tsp. powdered sugar

Decoration (Optional)

  • sprinkles (as desired)



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease cupcake tins thoroughly, ensuring you get the sides of each cavity.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In separate mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy.
  • Add eggs and sugar. Beat thoroughly.
  • Add vanilla extract, milk, and heavy cream.
  • Combine dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix to uniform.
  • Add dark chocolate chips.
  • Fill cupcake cavities to no more than three-quarters filled.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes cool to room temperature. After that, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Once firm, cut just the middle out of the cupcakes to shape the cauldron.


  • Mix together all of the topping ingredients until fully blended.
  • Divide topping between all cupcake centers and swirl around to make it look like a brew.
  • Garnish with sprinkles, as desired.