Bookish Recipes: Cauldron Cakes

Welcome to Bookish Recipes, a new feature on the blog where I cook or bake a recipe from a book I have loved and share the result with you. So two weeks ago, it was the first world Harry Potter Book Night (you can read my post about it here) and I browsed the Internet to fins some Harry Potter themed recipes. When I spotted this version of Cauldron Cakes by Food in Literature, I feel in love with the idea that the chocolate bubbles out of the cauldrons, so I decided to try it myself. 

Cauldron Cakes are a firm favourite in the wirzarding world of Harry Potter. They can be bought from the Honeydukes Express trolley on the Hogwarts Express or at Honeydukes Sweetshop in Hogsmeade.

"He had never had any money for candy with the Dursleys, and now that he had pockets rattling with gold and silver he was ready to buy as many Mars Bars as he could carry – but the woman didn’t have Mars Bars. What she did have were Bettie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes, Licorice Wands, and a number of other strange things Harry had never seen in his life.

Not wanting to miss anything, he got some of everything and paid the woman eleven silver Sickles and seven bronze Knuts."

-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, K Rowling

1) I think that it looks really cute if you bake individual cakes in these pottery little cups. So try to find 5 or 6 (depending on the size). Preheat oven to 180C.
2) Mix together the flour, cocoa and brown sugar and then stir in the vanilla essence, butter, milk and egg until well combined.
3) Spoon the mixture into the cute cups and fill it 2/3 to leave enough space for it to rise and also for the sauce. 
4) Then in a smaller bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cocoa and spoon it on top of the cake mixture. 
5) Pour the boiling water over the sauce powder and cake mixture and place in oven. If you want it to bubble all the way out (like in the picture) fill it all and put a oven paper on the platter so it doesn't stick to it afterwards.
6) Bake for 45 minutes. And eat it while it's still warm. You will find the sauce at the bottom, all warm and gooey. Perfect for chocolate lovers.

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2 comentaris

  1. I have to try these. We missed Harry Potter night. We were going to do it this week but stuck in bed. Maybe over easter holidays.

  2. They are delish Tanya! Hope you feel better soon and can organise a Harry Potter Night of your own! xx