Enjoy the most popular beverage in the wizarding world in an even more delectable form. This moist, cream soda and butterscotch-infused butterbeer cake recipe will have you waving your wand for seconds before you can say Dumbledore. Best of all, it’s so simple, even a Muggle can make it!

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1 package cake mix, yellow

3.4 ounce package instant butterscotch pudding

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

3/4 cup Butterscotch Schnapps

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, divided

1 can cream soda

½ cup cold water

2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons granulated sugar


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

PREPARE two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray and parchment paper.

SIFT cake mix and pudding powder into large mixing bowl.

COMBINE with oil, eggs, schnapps, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; mix well.

POUR into prepared pans.

BAKE 35 to 40 minutes until toothpick comes out with wet crumbs; let cool.

SIMMER cream soda until reduced by half; let cool and set aside.

CHILL bowl and whisk attachment from a stand mixer for 30 minutes.

SPRINKLE gelatin over water in a microwave safe bowl; let sit for 5 minutes.

HEAT gelatin in the microwave until dissolved; set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

WHIP cream and sugar to soft peaks in chilled bowl.

POUR melted, cooled gelatin into mixture on medium speed.

ADD remaining vanilla and whip until combined; set aside.

BRUSH cooled cake layers with cream soda reduction.

FILL cake layers and frost cake with whipped cream.



Toni0723 Says... 5 Oct 2013 , 2:04am

Good Morning,

Are we able to print out recipes? Your site is shows everything so beautiful. Great talented people. Love the site.

Thank you Toni

Sundre01 Says... 5 Oct 2013 , 2:02pm

Why cant we save this recipe to our favorites file?

pennyemer Says... 6 Oct 2013 , 4:15am

I am logged in and there is no icon to click to save in "favorites"

Sundre01 Says... 6 Oct 2013 , 4:12pm

This is what I found as well. There used to be a simple button to click that said "Favorites" and you then had it saved. Has there been an update to this site or is this recipe just not able to saved in that format?

TanyaBuff Says... 9 Oct 2013 , 7:14pm

Love it..I'll try them this weekend!

JanieceD Says... 11 Jan 2014 , 9:25pm

This recipe speaks to my Harry Potter geekiness. thank you!

cynthiagarza Says... 21 Oct 2014 , 11:47am

Yes, would love to be able to click an icon and print only the recipe or save in favorites.

duitmu Says... 22 Oct 2014 , 10:41am

What is the purpose of the cream soda? I am from South Africa so ours is green. Is it meant to be?

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