Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes

He had never had any money for candy with the Dursleys, and now that he had pockets rattling with gold and silver he was ready to buy as many Mars Bars as he could carry – but the woman didn’t have Mars Bars. What she did have were Bettie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, Cauldron Cakes, Licorice Wands, and a number of other strange things Harry had never seen in his life.
Not wanting to miss anything, he got some of everything and paid the woman eleven silver Sickles and seven bronze Knuts.

-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, K Rowling

cauldron cakes

Ok, so these aren’t really cakes per se. I  was so focused on making something that oozed from the middle like a cauldron, that all I could think of was self saucing pudding. So, voila.

I, ehm, got a little overenthusiastic about the ‘oozing’. If you want to have more of a ‘cake’ try making a lava cake instead. Same kind of idea but it consists of either a chocolate or a fondant like centre that, when heated, becomes sauce. Meanwhile these self saucing puddings are best served in individual pots as their sauce is at the bottom of the pudding, not the middle.


Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes

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  • Author: Bryt
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water


  1. Pre heat oven to 180C.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa and brown sugar.
  3. Next stir in the vanilla essence, butter, milk and egg until well combined.
  4. Spoon into baking containers. Leaving enough space for it to rise and also for the sauce.
  5. To make the sauce, in a smaller bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cocoa so well combined.
  6. Spoon on top of the cake mixture.
  7. Pour the boiling water over the sauce powder and cake mixture and place in oven.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes. A skewer in the cake area(sides of the cake) will come out clean.

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  1. I have been searching and searching for Cauldrons to do this recipe in. I can’t seem to find them though. Any suggestions where I can find them? I do hope so.


    1. I found mine just by luck at a dollar store. If I ever find something online that I can link to, I will. Or maybe I’ll figure out a how to make our own!

  2. these might be a tiny bit big, but crock bowls for french onion soup might do the trick. you could also search for clay dipping bowls or those japanese tea cups without the handles and maybe come up with something cool..

    1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DJZ6TO4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00DJZ6TO4&linkCode=as2&tag=resourcesbt-20&linkId=XWEZA3LW2IV5G5V7

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