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Sirius Black | Tropical Fruit Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

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Sirius Black | Tropical Fruit Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was easily my favorite Harry Potter book, and it mostly had to do entirely with Sirius Black. Something about the bad-guy-that-really-wasn't-bad took me for a turn when I first read the series, and ever since then, Sirius has been my fave.


The Harry Potter series in general inspired most of my childhood, which obviously influenced who I grew to be. I even made all of the cakes Harry receives for his birthday in the books!

Last summer I visited Kings Cross Station at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, just so I could give these cakes the most authentic feel.

In the Goblet of Fire, Sirius is on the run and sends Harry post cards from large tropical birds (much to Hedwig's displeasure.) The cake from Sirius needed to be whimsical and fun - not to mention deliciously sweet!

Start by creaming together your butter, milk, sugar, yolks, vanilla, and fruit zests. Slowly add your dry ingredients and blend until smooth.

Combine your egg whites and confectioner's sugar in a small bowl until stiff peaks begin to form.

I love whipping egg whites like this, it's so oddly satisfying.

Once you have a nice batter formed...

...gently fold in your egg whites until the batter is lightened, but not completely mixed.

Prepare your mango filling by first juicing the mangoes. If you don't have a juicer, you can use a food processor to puree your mangoes OR just skip this step all together and buy your own mango juice!

Add the juice to a small pan with the sugar, water, and lemon juice and heat over medium low.

Stir until creamy and just beginning to boil, then remove from the heat and let cool. You can add chunks of mango or oranges to this as well, if you're feeling adventurous.

Evenly measure out the cake batter into ramekins and cook at 350F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the ramekins for 10 minutes before tipping out onto a cooling rack.When the cakes are completely cooled, spread the cooled mango filling between each layer then decorate with icing.

Check out all of my Harry Potter cake creations here!

Categories: Fictional Feasts , Dessert , Harry Potter

Tags: Harry Potter , Fruit Cake , Cake , Dessert

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Sirius Black | Tropical Fruit Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Makes 1 mini cake, ~ 4 slices

Citrus Cake

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • lemon zest, grated
  • orange zest, grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, extract
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature

Mango Filling:

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  • 3 ripe mangoes (or 1/4 cup mango juice)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • lemon juice

Whipped Cream Frosting

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  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • yellow food coloring (optional)

Here's How:

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease 3 ramekins. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Cream together the butter, milk, sugar, yolks, vanilla, and fruit zests. Slowly add your dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Use a hand mixer to whip together the egg whites and confectioners sugar until stiff peaks begin to form. Gently fold the whipped eggs into the flour batter until just mixed in.
  4. Separate into the ramekins and cook for 20 minutes at 350F or until golden brown on top.
  5. Add the mango juice to a small pan with the sugar, water, and lemon juice and heat over medium low until simmering.
  6. Stir until creamy and just beginning to boil, then remove from the heat and let cool. Add chunks of mango and/or oranges and stir to combine.
  7. Prepare the icing by combining the heavy cream, confectioners sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl and whipping with a hand mixer until smooth and thick.
  8. Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 10 minutes before tipping out onto a cooling rack.When the cakes are completely cooled, spread the cooled mango filling between each layer then decorate with icing. Use a piping bag and yellow icing to make designs on the cake.
  9. Serve with a magical letter and enjoy!

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