Butterbeer Apple Cake

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Indulge Your Senses with a Sweet Symphony: Butterbeer Apple Cake!

Butterbeer Apple Cake is a magical dessert that combines the richness of butterscotch and browned butter with the refreshing zing of cream soda. If you’re looking to infuse your Muggle life with a touch of wizardry, this is the dessert to indulge in.

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Butterbeer Apple Cake

The magic of the wizarding world isn’t confined to the pages of J.K. Rowling’s books. It’s a feeling that transcends the confines of fiction, and one way to experience it in the Muggle world is through the tantalizing flavors of Butterbeer Apple Cake. This delectable dessert, inspired by the wizarding beverage, will transport you to the enchanting world of Harry Potter with every bite. In this blog post, we’ll explore the taste, preparation, and frequently asked questions about this magical cake.

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The taste can be likened to a comforting embrace, reminiscent of cozy gatherings in Hogsmeade, where wizards and witches savor their favorite beverages and treats. Each bite conjures up memories of Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s adventures, making it an ideal dessert for Potterheads and food enthusiasts alike.

Oh, by the way butterbeer is non-alcoholic.

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A plate of square cookies with mint leaves on top.

Butterbeer Apple Cake Ingredients

Butterbeer Apple Cake is a delightful fusion of two distinct flavors – the warm, buttery notes of Butterbeer and the sweet, tender essence of apples. With each bite, you’ll experience a symphony of tastes and textures. The cake itself is moist and tender, with a hint of caramel undertones from the browned butter and butterscotch chips. The addition of apples adds a fruity, slightly tangy element that perfectly complements the richness of the cake. The cream soda infuses the cake with a subtle effervescence, while the butterscotch pudding enhances the overall sweetness. Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious cake!

  • browned butter cooled
  • butterscotch chips melted and cooled but not hard
  • brown sugar
  • all-purpose flour sifted then measured
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • Sugarfree butterscotch pudding *sugarfree comes in a 1 ounce package
  • eggs room temperature
  • vanilla extract
  • butter extract
  • cream soda
  • apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 recipe Browned Butter Frosting

Readers also love Pumpkin Blondies, Pumpkin Crumble, and Pumpkin Loaf.

Butterbeer Apple Cakeon a baking sheet.

Butterbeer apple sheet cake ingredients

Can I use regular butterscotch pudding instead of sugar-free?

Yes, you can use regular butterscotch pudding if you prefer. The sugar-free option is used to reduce the sweetness slightly, but the choice is yours.

What kind of apples should I use for this cake?

You can use any sweet and crisp apple variety such as Gala, Honeycrisp, or Fuji. These apples work well to complement the cake’s flavor.

Can I make this cake without cream soda?

While cream soda adds a unique flavor, you can substitute it with sparkling apple cider or even a lemon lime soda for a similar effect.

How should I store Butterbeer Apple Cake?

Store the cake in an airtight container or wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate. It will stay fresh for a few days. However, it’s the best the first two days.

Can I make this cake gluten-free?

Yes, you can experiment with gluten-free flour to make this cake suitable for those with gluten sensitivities. Ensure you use an appropriate gluten-free flour blend for the best results.

A slice of Butterbeer Apple Cake on a plate.

Apple Cake with butterscotch and cream soda

The combination of butterscotch and apples may be new to you. Typically, apples blend with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. However, this cake is so good and unique! The cake is tender but not overly sweet and the frosting adds just enough sweetness to have you reaching back for ‘just one more bite.’

Furthermore, these recipes get rave reviews from readers. Butterscotch Marshmallow Bars and Butterbeer Pound Cake both have the buttery goodness that defines butterscotch.

Rumchata is another ‘new’ flavor. Rumchata is sweet cream, cinnamon, and vanilla flavored liquor. I made Rumchata Pound Cake and Rumchata Caramel Martini that’ll blow your doors off!

A tray of Butterbeer Apple Cake and mint leaves.
Butterbeer Apple Cake on a white plate.

In conclusion, Butterbeer Apple Cake is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of the wizarding world in every bite. Whether you’re planning a Harry Potter-themed party or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, this magical treat is sure to enchant your taste buds. So, whip out your wand (or mixing bowl) and let the culinary magic begin!

Butterbeer Apple Cakeon a baking sheet.
A piece of cake on a plate with a mint leaf on top.

Butterbeer Apple Cake (butterscotch, non-alcoholic)

Butterbeer Apple Cake is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of the wizarding world in every bite. Whether you're planning a Harry Potter-themed party or simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth, this magical treat is sure to enchant your taste buds. So, whip out your wand (or mixing bowl) and let the culinary magic begin!
Author: Paula
5 from 55 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • ½ cup browned butter cooled
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips melted and cooled but not hard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted then measured
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ ounce Sugarfree butterscotch pudding *sugarfree comes in a 1 ounce package
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 cup cream soda
  • 3 cups apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 recipe browned butter frosting link in notes


  • Grease a 9×13-inch cake pan with solid vegetable shortening. Preheat the oven to 350℉
  • Brown the butter and let it cool
  • Melt the chocolate and let it cool but don't let it harden.
  • Sift then measure 2 cups of all-purpose flour. Add the pudding mix, baking powder, and salt to the flour.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and butterscotch together for about 2 minutes on medium. Stop the mixer and scrape the bowl, mix again.
  • Add the eggs and beat until incorporated.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and cream soda, starting an ending with the flour. Stop the mixture and scrape the bowl. Mix again.
  • Add the vanilla and butter extracts and combine.
  • Remove the bowl from the stand, add the apples, and stir them in by hand.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake at 350℉ for 30 to 35 minutes. Start checking for about 25 minutes. Test doneness with a cake tester or wood pick.


  1. *or 1/4 cup regular butterscotch instant pudding
  2. Browned Butter Frosting recipe here


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for our Harry Potter marathon and my kids loved it! It was so fun to snack on this cake while enjoying the movies!

  2. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe! I gave it a try and used Fuji apple as per my preference. Truly riiiiich and buttery flavor and I love the aroma of the vanilla. I’ll definitely make it again and will give it as a present to my best friend! She’ll surely gonna love it 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    It’s really like a magical cake! It came out moist and tender and the taste is so comforting. I’m definitely baking this again.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made butterbeer cupcakes before, but this cake takes it to the next level. When I tried this recipe, it was so moist and just the perfect balance of sweetness. I think I will be making more of this for our next family gathering. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    This was such a fun twist on the standard apple desserts we make this time of year. The butterbeer flavor tastes just how I thought it would when I read the Harry Potter books once upon a time.

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