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hermione birthday harry potter cake

Hermione Granger's Cherry Bakewell Cake | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

The Starving Chef
Hermione Granger's cake to Harry for his birthday was a cherry bakewell cake - one of Harry's favorites.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert, Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Cake, Harry Potter Inspired
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

FOR ALMOND CAKE:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup finely ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk room temperature
  • pinch salt

FOR FROSTING:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Use a food processor to pulse the almond slices into a fine powder then combine with the other dry ingredients.
  • Use a stand mixer to combine the sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs, one at a time, until light and fluffy. Add in the milk, alternating between the dry ingredients, about 1/4 cup at a time, until blended. The batter should be thick.
  • Grease 4 ramekins and add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter into each. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sides of the cakes are pulling away from the ramekins and the tops are golden brown. A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out clean when the cakes are finished.
  • Let the cakes cool in the ramekins for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely - let rest at least 1-2 hours before attempting to decorate.
  • While the cakes are cooling, prepare the icing by mixing together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Use a hand mixer to achieve a thick icing.
  • When then cakes have cooled, spread a few tablespoons of icing onto the tops of each cake and then stack on top of each other. Use the remaining icing to cover the sides evenly with icing.
  • Take the remaining almond slices and press onto the sides of the cake and garnish with cherries on top. Serve with a good book and enjoy!
Keyword cake, Harry Potter, icing
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