Harry Potter. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I fell hard for these beautiful books and movies. Two years ago, I took my sisters to Universal Studios Orlando for my youngest sister’s 21st birthday. There we entered the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I was like a little kid! It was completely…yep, you guessed it…MAGICAL! When I got home, I talked to the hubz and within days, I had booked a return trip for my family. The kids received letters via “Owl Post” on Christmas morning telling them of the journey they would embark on in about 6 weeks.
It was the BEST vacation we’ve ever taken as a family. We got wands (yes ALL of us!), rode every ride at least a dozen or more times, and one of our favorite things to enjoy was the BUTTERBEER! Oh it is just delicious. It is a frothy, sweet drink that tastes like a mixture of butterscotch and heavy cream combined to make a sweet elixir that makes you believe that wizards and witches really do exist and that magic is possible. We enjoyed it hot, frozen or just cold. MY personal favorite was hot in the mornings and frozen during the hottest point of the day. Yum!
This past week we realized that it was Harry Potter’s birthday AND the release of the new Script Book, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, so we wanted to make a Butterbeer CAKE in honor of these 2 events! Enter this amazing yumminess…….
Homemade Butterscotch Sauce, Butterscotch buttercream and a Brown Sugar Vanilla Cake.
It turned out delicious!! Originally I was going to wait to cut it until today, so I could also get some good pictures of it in the daylight, but the kiddos just couldn’t wait. We sliced into this beauty last night and it was an instant hit. The salty butteryness (is that a real word? if not, it should be…) of the butterscotch sauce, combined with the sweet creaminess of butterscotch buttercream and moist cake just make this the ultimate Harry Potter Fan indulgence! We hope you’ll give it a try.
NOTE: The Caking Kids really love Ms. Kara’s Perfect Vanilla Cake recipe, and after we researched what makes butterscotch, Butterscotch, we decided to replace some of the white sugar for brown. It turned out great! I’ll Link to her recipe below in the recipe notes, and explain the change we made. Also, want to watch us make this cake? A Link to our YouTube Video is below!