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Bake the Spookiest Harry Potter Cupcakes

Updated on February 2, 2015

Harry Potter cupcakes for a Hogwarts party

Harry Potter Cupcakes would make a fantastic centerpiece for a Harry Potter themed Hogwarts party.

Cupcakes are also very easy to make, and perfect for your children to help you with.

If you do not have time to bake your own cupcakes you could always buy them ready baked and let your children have the fun of decorating them.

As well as my favourite cupcake and frosting recipes, I have also found the most amazing cupcake wrappers, Harry Potter Decorations and amazing cupcake stands to give the perfect finishing touch to your Harry Potter cupcakes.

I hope these Harry Potter cupcakes make your mouth water in anticipation of your Hogwarts party.

1. Bake CupCakes

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Two Top Tips

1:You can tell when the muffins are cooked by gently touching them. If they feel springy then they are cooked.

2:Push a metal skewer into the centre of the cupcake. If it comes out clean the cupcakes are cooked. If it has cake mixture stuck to it pop them back in the oven for a few more minutes.

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Serves: 18 cupcakes


  • 300 g plain flour
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 250 mls milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • food coloring (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Line two muffin trays with 18 paper cases.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  4. Add the butter and sugar to the flour mix.
  5. Beat the mix together.
  6. Whisk in the milk and eggs until it is smooth and starts to thicken
  7. Add a few drops of Halloween inspired food coloring (black, orange or green?)and mix well. (This is optional)
  8. Put the mixture into the paper cases.
  9. Put in the heated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes
  10. When they are cooked, take the muffins out of the muffin trays and cool on a wire rack.
  11. When the cakes are cooled you can place them inside a Harry Potter cupcake wrapper.
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2. Frost the Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcake Frosting

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  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • food coloring
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour


  1. Place the milk and flour into a small pan and mix together with a whisk
  2. Put the pan on a medium heat and carry on whisking until the mix begins to thicken.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and cool (not in the refrigerator)
  4. Use an electric food mixer to cream the butter and sugar together into a fluufy mix.
  5. Add the cooled flour mixture to the butter and sugar mix and mix for 8-10 minutes on full speed.
  6. You can now add your food colourings. If you want more than one color, split the icing between 2 or 3 bowls
  7. Add a few drops of coloring to each bowl and make sure the coloring is well mixed into the icing for a smooth finish.
  8. You can now frost the cupcakes. Either put the mixture into a piping bag and pipe the icing onto the cupcakes, or put a small amount onto the top of each cupcake and smooth with a spatula.

Ice your cupcakes in Hogwarts house colors

Wilton Master 24 Icing Color 1-Ounce Set
Wilton Master 24 Icing Color 1-Ounce Set

If you wanted a truly authentic color scheme for your Harry potter cupckaes, you could make icing in the Hogwarts house colors.

Gryffindor's house colors are scarlet and gold, Hufflepuff's house colors are yellow and black and Ravenclaw's house colors are blue and bronze or grey.

With this set of 28 icing colors, you can make you own icing and mix it to exactly the right shade.


3. Transform the Cupcakes into Harry Potter Cupcakes

Hogwarts Cupcake Cases

Paper Orchid Spider Web Cupcake Wrapper Black, Set of 12
Paper Orchid Spider Web Cupcake Wrapper Black, Set of 12

You will need to think outside of the box if you cannot find cupcake wrappers that are actually printed with a Harry Potter themed picture.

These Spider Web cases will certainly give a spooky finishing touch to your Hogwarts cupcakes.

Harry Potter School Crest Rings
Harry Potter School Crest Rings

These Harry Potter rings make excellent cupcake toppers and they can then be taken home by your guests as a Harry Potter party souvenir.

Harry Potter Spoon Cake Topper
Harry Potter Spoon Cake Topper

You could decorate the cupcakes with a selection of the toppers showcased and place a Harry Potter cake topper onto one cupcake, that is either at the top of the stand or the center of the display.


Have I made your mouth water at the thought of Harry Potter cupcakes?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Just what I needed for my daughter's upcoming birthday. Thank you for sharing all the informative details here.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Yes you have! And your lens is very clear, with great directions and pictures. Google plus-ed, pinned on my Halloween board and blessed.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes, not only water, but I would love one now Please. Thanks for sharing a very nice halloween food lens.