This may come as a shock to you, but I fucking love Harry Potter. I love Harry Potter so much, I flew 3,000 miles to go to a museum exhibit with props from the films and to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with my friend Nicole, who introduced me to the series. I love Harry Potter so much, I once got kicked out of a gay night club after interrupting a drag show to tell a drag queen that I love Harry Potter. Into her microphone. Under a spotlight. To my credit, I didn’t get kicked out for interrupting the show to talk about Harry Potter, I got kicked out for being a drunk straight girl at a gay club who was on the verge of possibly throwing up, but still. My love for Harry Potter knows no bounds.
Naturally, I was STOKED when I found this recipe for Butterbeer Cupcakes on amybites.com. We’re talking almost-lost-control-of-my-bladder excited. I usually bookmark recipes I’m interested in trying sometime when I feel like baking or cooking something, but I had to make these IMMEDIATELY.
They were even more magical than I dreamed they would be. They’re easily the best thing I ate this week. They’re sweet, buttery, creamy, and the cake came out super light. I always have a hard time making cupcakes from scratch because I feel like they come out really dense and muffin-y, but these little cakes were absolutely perfect! I shared some with my best friend, Miranda, and I brought the rest to work. Someone must have put a Disillusionment Charm on these, because I walked away for a little while and when I came back they were gone! I even got a self-proclaimed cupcake naysayer to eat one and he claimed to (sort of) enjoy it. Everyone else loved them and Miranda ate three in a row.
I may have had one or two myself. And the batter? OH, the batter. That’s all I’m saying.
I suggest you fly your broom or apparate over to amybites and make these immediately. Especially if your letter to Hogwarts got lost in the mail and you need to eat your feelings.