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Hogwarts Crest Cake Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #61)

Updated: May 8

Welcome back to another recipe from My Harry Potter Kitchen! This is the YouTube series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books, whipping up magical recipes for every item of food and drink we find. Last week we created Homemade Caribbean Christmas Cake with a magical Hogwarts decoration

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We're moving onto Chapter Thirteen of the Philosopher's Stone - "Nicholas Flamel" where we find our next recipe

"Fred and George stole some cakes and stuff from the kitchens"

A party at Hogwarts means that a pretty epic cake is in order! I decided to conjure up a novelty Hogwarts Crest Cake that you can enjoy whichever house you're in!

This Hogwarts Cake Recipe is the perfect cake for any Harry Potter fan! Made from four sponge layers (each coloured to represent a Hogwarts House), and shaped into a Hogwarts Crest before placing the school's logo on top!

Hogwarts House Crest Cake Recipe Ingredients:

(serves 16)

For the cake sponges

  • 16oz butter

  • 16oz golden caster sugar

  • 8 eggs

  • 16oz self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp mixed spice

  • food colouring in Hogwarts House colours

For the Butterbeer Buttercream Icing

  • 8oz butter

  • 16oz icing sugar

  • 1 tsp caramel/butterscotch extract

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • 500g fondant icing

  • 100g gold modelling paste

  • food colouring in Hogwarts House colours

Hogwarts Crest Cake Recipe Method:

  1. To begin you want to make your sponge cake base by creaming the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  2. Crack the eggs into a jug and beat together. Slowly pour the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture beating as you go (Wizard Tip! If the mixture begins to curdle add in some flour to bring it together)

  3. Add in the remaining flour along with the mixed spice and vanilla and mix through. Separate the mixture into four and dye each with your Hogwarts House coloured food gel.

  4. Grease and line 4 rectangle baking tins before pouring the cake mix in and levelling off. Bake in the oven at 180c for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean

  5. Make the butterbeer buttercream by beating the butter until smooth. Add in the icing sugar in three stages slowly mixing between each one. Add in the milk and butterscotch extract and beat for another 2-3 minutes.

  6. Once the cakes have cooled, level off the sponges and use a stencil to carve into your crest shape. Stack the cakes on a board with a layer of buttercream icing in between. Once all the cakes are stacked, use a thin layer of icing to crumb coat the outside before chilling in the fridge for an hour.

  7. Dye the majority of the fondant icing brown and then roll out on a surface with a little icing sugar until it's 1/2cm thick. Layer over the cake and smooth into place before trimming any excess from the sides.

  8. Dye the remaining fondant into the four Hogwarts House colours and then cut out 4 rectangles placing them on top of the cake.

  9. Use the modelling paste by kneading in your hand until rollable, then roll out to ½ cm thick. Use the crest stencil to cut out the shape and make 4 windows that will reveal your Hogwarts colours. Place on top of the 4 coloured rectangles.

  10. Use any left over fondant with black food colouring to cut out some letters to go on top of each houses section, along with a H in the middle for Hogwarts

  11. Finish by piping some leftover buttercream (with black food colouring) around the border at the base of the cake

Which corner of this Hogwarts Cake are you going for?

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