The lunch trolley came rattling along the corridor, and Harry bought a large stack of Cauldron Cakes for them to share.
–Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
I needed to know, what really is a cauldron cake? We’ve seen the cute ones at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but is that really what a cauldron cake is?
To get to the bottom of this, here’s what we know about them.
cauldron cakes can be bought in ‘a stack’
They were given as ‘a batch’
They were made by Qizibash Quality Confectionary in Pakistan from 1854 onwards.
The Unofficial Harry Potter cookbook decides they must be pancakes, which is one option.
For my variation, I wondered, if cauldron cakes made in Pakistan, are they made using Pakistani flavours or English cakes that are made in Pakistan?
For this batch, the cakes are shaped like they were baked in the bottom of a cauldron and are filled with a date filling.
I’d love to know what you think cauldron cakes are! Maybe we can pull enough ideas together to create a cauldron cake recipe that we think is the closest to what it really would be. Leave your thoughts in the comments!