Butterbeer Cake Jars for a Harry Potter Party

Calling all Harry Potter Fans… These Butterbeer Cake Jars will be a hit at your next Harry Potter movie marathon or Harry Potter Party!

butterbeer cake jar recipe

If you love Harry Potter, then you surely love all things Butterbeer, and these delicious Butterbeer Cake Jars are sure to be your new favorite Butterbeer recipe!

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This Butterbeer cake jar starts off with a deliciously fluffy butterscotch cake, cut into pieces and layered between the other butterbeer yumminess.

Then there is a butterbeer mousse filling. This mouse is so delicious that you are sure to be licking your rubber spatula after making this layer. 

Next up? Butterbeer cream cheese icing layers for the win!

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These Butterbeer cake jars make a great hand-held Harry Potter themed dessert to enjoy while watching a Harry Potter movie. Or, make these delicious Butterbeer Cake Jars to give as a Harry Potter Party Favor!

Harry Potter Party Favor Butterbeer Cake Jars

How to make Butterbeer Cake Jars

First, gather your equipment and supplies. For this recipe you’ll need:

  • six pint size Mason jars
  • a 13×9 cake pan
  • a 2 inch circular cookie cutter
  • hand or stand mixer
  • parchment paper
  • 2 piping bags
  • Tips 1M and 2A

Harry Potter Sprinkles & Cupcake toppers

Next, gather your ingredients

For the cake:

  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • vanilla
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • butterscotch instant pudding mix one package
  • salt
  • cream soda

For the Butterbeer moose filling layers:

  • instant butterscotch pudding
  • heavy cream or whipping cream

For the Butterbeer frosting layers:

  • cream cheese
  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • cream soda

Decorations:

These Harry Potter themed sprinkles and Harry Potter cupcake toppers are a great addition to these Butterbeer Cake jars.

Now, lets make the Butterbeer cake jars!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cake pan. You can either line it with parchment paper, use a nonstick baking spray, or grease and flour the pan.

Place the eggs in a bowl of warm water to bring them up to room temperature.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Remove the eggs from the warm water and add them to the creamed butter and sugar and the vanilla.

Mix until incorporated.

Sift in the flour, baking powder and butterscotch pudding into the mix.

Mix well.

Add in the cream soda and mix until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared baking pan

Bake for 40-45 mins until a knife or skewer comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool for at least 30 mins.

Make the mousse

Combine the sifted pudding mix and heavy cream in a mixing bowl. 

Start on low speed, then increase to High.

Mix until thick and fluffy (about 5 mins)

Add to a piping bag fitted with a tip 1M or 2A

Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

Combine the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth.

Add in the powdered sugar and mix.

Pour in vanilla and half of the cream soda.

Mix on medium High until smooth.

If the frosting is too thick-meaning you can not smooth it with frosting, add in more cream soda a tsp at a time.

It should be smooth, thick and creamy.

Add to a piping bag fitted with a tip 1M or 2A

Assembly

Use a 2-inch cutter to cut out circles of cake 

Press the cake into the jar

Top with Mousse

Top with a layer of cream cheese

Top with another layer of cake and continue layering ending with cream cheese.

Add sprinkles for a little flair!

Yield: 6 jars

Butterbeer Cake Jars

Butterbeer Cake Jars

Butterbeer cake jars are the perfect addition to your Harry Potter Party!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature*
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 3.4 oz butterscotch instant pudding mix one package
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cream soda clear
  • Butterbeer mousse filling
  • 1 small box instant butterscotch pudding (3.4 oz), sifted
  • 2 c. heavy cream or whipping cream
  • Butterbeer Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream soda

Instructions

Make the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the eggs in a bowl of warm water to bring them up to room temperature.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (4-5 mins).
  4. Remove the eggs from the warm water and add them to the creamed butter and sugar and the vanilla.
  5. Mix until incorporated.
  6. Sift in the flour, baking powder and butterscotch pudding into the mix.
    Mix well.
  7. Add in the cream soda and mix until smooth.
  8. Pour batter into prepared baking pan
  9. Bake for 40-45 mins until a knife or skewer comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cake to cool for at least 30 mins.

Make the mousse

  1. Combine the sifted pudding mix and heavy cream in a mixing bowl.
    Start on low speed, then increase to High.
    Mix until thick and fluffy (about 5 mins)
  2. Add to a piping bag fitted with a tip 1M or 2A
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Combine the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and mix.
  3. Pour in vanilla and half of the cream soda.
  4. Mix on medium High until smooth.
    If the frosting is too thick-meaning you can not smooth it with frosting, add in more cream soda a tsp at a time.
    It should be smooth, thick and creamy.
  5. Add to a piping bag fitted with a tip 1M or 2A

Assembly

  1. Use a 2-inch cutter to cut out circles of cake
  2. Press the cake into the jar
  3. Top with Mousse
  4. Top with a layer of cream cheese
  5. Top with another layer of cake and continue layering ending with cream cheese.
  6. Add sprinkles for a little flair!

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