Let Them Eat Cake: A Harry Potter Baking Experiment

Happy Harry Potter week, friends! Our annual celebration is upon us. Our queen, J.K. Rowling, and The Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter, are another year older. In honor of this joyous time, we will be recreating Harry’s birthday cake made by our favorite keeper of keys, Hagrid. This cake is being made in super easy mode: the cake has two ingredients and the frosting is store-bought. So, sit tight and follow me on this magical baking journey.


The things you will need:

~Chocolate Cake MIx
~Diet Soda (Coke, Pepsi, Root Beer, or Anything)
~Hot Pink Vanilla Frosting
~Green Decorating Frosting
~Round Cake Pan
~Parchment Paper
~Baking Spray
~375* Oven

Preheat your oven to 375* or whatever the back of the box says. In a large bowl, add the dry cake mix and 8 oz. of soda together. Mix together by hand or with a hand mixer until all of the lumps are gone.  Transfer the mixture into a lined, non-stick baking tin and bake for 35 minutes. How will you know the cake is done? Poke it in a few places with a metal cake tester or a toothpick! If there are no cake bits on it, then your cake is done.

Once your cake is hot out of the oven, place it on a cooling rack (still in the baking tin) for 20 minutes to chill out. This will ensure the removal process goes much smoother. After the torture–WAITING– is done, take a butter knife or large offset spatula and run it along the edge of the cake to ensure nothing is sticking. Place your plate on top and flip that bad boy over! Peel off the parchment paper and let the cake sit for another 20 minutes. Once everything is nice and chilled out, frost the top layer of your cake with the hot pink frosting then write “Happee Birthdae Harry” in green. You can use a reference photo (I did) or free-hand it. The messier, the better!

And there you have it! Your Hagrid inspired birthday cake is complete! Grab your closest friends and some Butterbeer so you can fully enjoy this cake.

If you recreate this cake, comment below with your thoughts and pictures!

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