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I have Harry Potter on the brain.

22 Jan

Title:   Harry Potter Butterbeer Birthday Cake

Medium:  Cake

Okay, so I have a rule.  In addition to the Frabjous Daily, I also operate a food blog called Crumbdoodles.  Obviously, everything made for Crumbdoodles can be considered a creative act.  But, I think posting one creation on both blogs is sortof double dipping.  So, my rule is that if I cook or bake something, it can only go on one of the two blogs.  I chose to put this birthday cake on the FD because A) I made up the combination myself after researching the concept, and B) I am really stinkin’ proud of it!  🙂  According to the Harry Potter Lexicon (yes, I know where to do my research), butterbeer tastes like butterscotch.  The key flavor notes in butterscotch are butter (obviously), vanilla, and caramelized sugar, though not as strongly caramel as, well, caramel.  With that in mind, I made a dense vanilla butter cake, with homemade butterscotch custard filling, and a delicious brown sugar butterscotch frosting.  We could just call this butterscotch cake, but really, where is the fun in that?

The cake, frosting, and filling recipes came from different blog posts, but all from the same blog, Annie’s Eats (one of my favorites).  I didn’t plan it that way.  It just turned out that the recipes I liked best for all three components came from one location.  You can find the recipes here:  vanilla butter cake, homemade butterscotch pudding, and brown sugar frosting.