If you’ve paid close attention to the tables at the Halloween Feast in the first Harry Potter movies you might have seen them: Wizard Hat Cakes. Fun brown cones covered in sprinkles that resemble Wizard hats.
Look, this is the scene I’m talking about. They look very cute and they’re not hard to make at all. I’ll tell you how you can make them in a few simple steps.
This is what you need for 15 Wizard Hat Cakes:
- 15 ice cream cones
- 250 gram flour
- 8 gram baking powder
- 2 gram salt
- 120 gram melted butter
- 200 gram sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 180 ml milk
- 3 eggs
- 200 gram chocolate
- a lot of sprinkles
- Cake baking tin
- A lot of aluminum foil
The Wizard Hat Cakes recipe
- Preheat the oven to 175 ° C
- Put the bottom in a round cake tin and cover the top with 4 layers of aluminum foil. Make sure you use enough foil so that you can push it firmly to the bottom of the baking pan.
- Poke 15 holes in the foil far enough apart so that you can put the ice cream cones in there without them touching each other. And put the ice cream cones in the baking tin with the points pointing down. If you have a small baking pan, don’t make a lot of holes in it because you don’t want the foil to tear and your cones falling over.
- Mix the 250 grams of flour, 8 gram baking powder, 2 gram salt, 120 gram melted butter and 200 gram sugar together until well mixed.
- Then add the 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 180 ml milk and mix for 2 minutes until you have a light, airy batter.
- Put 2 large tablespoons of batter in each ice cream cone and bake the cake cones for 20 minutes in a preheated oven.
- It’s possible that some cones bend a little while baking, I thought this was a very nice effect because Wizard Hats are a bit crooked too. But if you don’t want that, you can gently bend them back as soon as they come out of the oven. Be careful not to burn your fingers because it’s only possible to straighten them when they’re hot.
Chocolate glaze & Sprinkles
- While your cake cones are cooling down, melt the chocolate in a bain marie until it’s really liquid.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat-source and dip your cake cones in the chocolate until they’re completely covered. You may need to put some extra on with a spoon because when the cones aren’t covered well enough, be careful not to burn your fingers, because the chocolate is hot!
- Allow the chocolate on the cake hats to cool slightly until the it stops dripping and the chocolate starts to set.
- Pour the sprinkles or disco dip into a deep plate with a flat bottom and roll your chocolate covered hats through it. Here too you may have to put extra sprinkles on some parts by hand.
- Repeat this for each Wizard Hat Cake, let them cool in the fridge for about 2 hours. And done are your Harry Potter themed Wizard Hat Cakes!
Do you want to present your Wizard Hat Cakes in an extra special way? Then place them on a plate with a border and fill the plate with Jelly Beans, really cool and just like in the movies!