Spooky season is right around the corner and for a lot of you this also means binge watching all the Harry Potter movies. Even though in my world, binging all the Harry Potter movies is pretty much a year round type of deal. These cupcakes are so festive and cozy for this time of year and also make for the PERFECT dessert for any Harry Potter themed party.
This cupcake recipe comes from my Chocolate Cake Recipe that I PROMISE you is the best chocolate cake you’ll ever have. The cake is so moist, fluffy, rich, chocolatey, and just has every quality you could ever want in a Chocolate Cake.
Can I Use Any Cake/ Buttercream?
You can absolutely substitute the Chocolate Cake or Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream for your choice of flavors but I promise you that this combination is chefs kiss. The chocolate cake with the chocolate hazelnut filling is absolutely mouth watering. Then when you pair it with the luscious and smooth Chocolate Hazelnut Buttercream and a crunch from the Ferrero Rocher, you will be reaching for another cupcake before you know it.
Assembling Harry Potter Cupcakes
I purchased these wings for the Snitch on Amazon. You can find the link here. They worked out PERFECTLY. To stick them on top of each Ferrero Rocher chocolate, I used a bit of buttercream.
I also used Ferrero Rocher Chocolates. The key to getting these chocolates perfect for these cupcakes is to peel off the sticker and remove the parchment paper cup that the chocolates sit in. Of course, we keep the gold wrapper around the chocolate for the full effect.
Starting with a fully cooled chocolate cupcake, take your chocolate hazelnut spread like nutella or any brand that you prefer, and place it into a piping bag. Insert the piping bag in the center of each cupcake, not at the very bottom or this could cause your cupcake to burst or crack. Gently squeeze the filling into the cupcake while lifting your hand until the entire cupcake has been filled.
Now, with our fully cooled cupcakes, pipe on the chocolate hazelnut buttercream using a large star tip. You can use one like this one here. I recommend piping on enough buttercream to give this cupcake a bit of height to give the snitch a nice place to sit.
Place a ferrero rocher with the small label and the parchment cup removed on top of each cupcake. Gently press it into the buttercream, not to squish the buttercream but to ensure that the rocher is comfortable and stable on each one. Take a small amount of buttercream and pipe a small amount on top of each rocher then attach the snitch wings. VOILA!
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