Butterbeer Cupcakes

Hi there pretties!!!

If you follow us on , you might have seen this post coming… I shared it over on Royal Daughter Designs last week! By the way, have you checked out her guest post yet? It’s a good one! Any who, Kayli was here a couple weekends ago and we, along with my SIL, Brianne and MIL, Tammy, made these AMAZINGLY delicious Butterbeer Cupcakes!

On a side note, don’t you think that pic pretty much sums us up?? Baking, then enjoying a delicious cupcake, all with paint on our hands from our current room makeover… 😉

We’re huge Harry Potter fans, so obviously, this scrumptious treat held a special place in our hearts…
That and they will rock your taste buds… just sayin…

Butterbeer cupcakes with butterscotch ganache and butterscotch frosting! 

We found the original recipe on Pastry Affair.

Butterbeer Cupcakes

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cream soda

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in one bowl.

In another bowl combine butter and brown sugar. Add each egg one at a time beating as you go. Add vanilla and butter flavoring.

Fold in flour in thirds, then buttermilk, more flour, cream soda, finally flour. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Butterscotch Ganache

1 package of butterscotch baking chips
1 cup heavy cream

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, then place a glass pie pan on top (trick via Miss Kayli for easily melting baking chips!). Pour the baking chips and most of the heavy cream into the glass pie pan and stir while it all melts together.

Butterscotch Frosting

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup butterscotch ganache (you’ve already made this FYI… 😉
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
Pinch of salt
3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Splash of heavy cream

Beat the butter until fluffy then mix in vanilla, butter flavoring,  ganache, and salt. Start with 3 cups of powdered sugar adding more if you want a heavier frosting. Beat for about 2 minutes. Add heavy cream for fluffier frosting.

Assembling your butterbeer cupcakes!!! 

So, you’ll want to take each of your pretty butterbeer cupcakes and fill them with the butterscotch ganache!

making a ganache filled cupcake

Then of course, your cupcakes need frosting! With a little of the extra ganache drizzled on top, these make an amazingly delicious and oh so pretty treat!!!
There were 18 cupcakes when we were finished and by the end of the weekend they were ALL gone!

butterbeer Harry Potter cupcakes

 Thanks for baking with us today lovelies!!!

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Happy Baking!!!


  1. o man those look yummy!!! hope you link them up this week:)

  2. These look delicious! Will definitely have to try making these! :)

    – ashley

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks Ashley! They were absolutely scrumptious! Would love to know how you like them if you give the recipe a try! :)

  3. Cynthia R says:

    Oh wow. I have to make these for my writing group! They look delicious!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      You really should! They were so yummy!!! Would love to hear how you like them if you do make them for your group! :)

  4. om nom nom nom! These need to get in my belly!! 1

  5. Sigh, my mouth is watering big time!

  6. Dang, these look good! I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, so I definitely feel the need to make these. Thanks for sharing!


    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      They are SO good! Hope you try them! :) We’re huge Harry Potter fans, so that made it way more fun!

  7. I LOVE Harry Potter! What a fun treat! And they look yummy!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Us too!!! BIG BIG fans here! :) They were so delicious! Thanks Jerri!

  8. Sounds so Good! Cream Soda was my favorite when I was a kid. Visiting from Sugar & Dots linkup :)

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      They really are!!! So yummy!!!! Thanks for the visit today Nicole! :)

  9. They look great! I’m so glad you loved these cupcakes as much as I did. They didn’t last 24 hours in my house. :)

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      They were SO delicious!!! I think the only reason they last that long was because we were so busy painting! haha! :) Thanks for stopping by Kristin! :) AND for sharing the original recipe!

  10. These look absolutely heavenly! Not only delicious, but they’re so pretty!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks so much!!! We really enjoyed making and then eating them of course! 😉

  11. OMG they look absolutely yummy! The perfect treat for a HP fan like me!
    I guess I’ll have to find a source for butterscotch baking chips over here or do you think I can substitute these with anything else?

  12. Jessica Grace says:

    love harry potter too cute and they look so yummy

  13. man this makes me want cream soda so bad


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