Unicorn Harry Potter Cake Recipe

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  • Author: Laura


Get wild and make this Unicorn Harry Potter Cake Recipe. Everyone will go wild for how creative, fun, and flavorful this unique cake is. Harry Potter is one of the most popular characters ever.



White cake:

  • 2 boxes of white cake mix
  • 8 large Egg whites
  • 2 ½ C water
  • 1 C canola oil
  • Maroon and Golden yellow gel food coloring
  • 39inch round cake pans
  • 110inch round cake board

Vanilla Frosting

  • 3 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Maroon, black and golden yellow gel food coloring
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
  • 2 piping bags with #3 round tips
  • 3 medium mixing bowl
  • 1 3in round cookie cutter
  • Gold coin sprinkles

Decorating ingredients:

Unicorn Horns and Ears and Eyes kit


Cake directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray
  2. Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth
  3. Scoop about 3 ½ C of batter into one bowl and mix in a few drops of the golden yellow gel coloring
  4. Mix in a few drops of maroon food coloring into the other bowl
  5. Scoop the golden yellow batter into one cake pan
  6. Scoop the maroon batter into the other two cake pans
  7. Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  8. Allow to cool completely

Frosting directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the colors until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks
  2. Scoop ½ C of frosting into a small bowl and mix in a few drops of black gel food coloring into the frosting
  3. Scoop 1 ½ C of frosting into a medium bowl and mix in a few drops of golden yellow gel coloring into the frosting
  4. Scoop 1 ½ C of frosting into another medium bowl and mix in a few drops of maroon gel food coloring into the frosting
  5. Leave the remaining frosting white

Building the Cake directions:

  1. Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer
  2. Repeat step with other two layers
  3. Scoop the 1 C of the Maroon color and golden yellow frosting into the large piping bag and set aside
  4. Scoop ½ C of Golden Yellow frosting into one piping bag
  5. Place the first cake layer onto the cake board
  6. Scoop 1 C of white frosting onto the first cake layer and spread evenly
  7. Place the second cake layer on to the top of the first layer of frosting and spread evenly another cup of frosting
  8. Place the last layer of cake on top
  9. Use the remaining white frosting and frost entire cake

Decorating directions:

  1. Lightly press the round cookie cutter into the front of the cake to make impressions for the glasses
  2. Using the black frosting, outline the impressions to create the frames
  3. Using the golden yellow frosting, pipe of winky eyes and a lightning bolt
  4. Using the piping bag, start piping the “Hair” for the unicorn on the top and around one side of the cake to create a “Mane”
  5. Place the horn and ears onto the cake
  6. Place into the fridge to harden the frosting before enjoying!

  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: american