Sorting Hat Cupcakes

Do you belong to Gryffindor? Slytherin? Bite into these cupcakes to see which Harry Potter house you belong in!


Sorting Hat Cupcakes

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Frosting and Decoration

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • blue, green, red and yellow food coloring
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 24 chewy caramels


  1. Combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla. Add the flour mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the sour cream. Add the mini chocolate chips and mix until combined.

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