Gluten Free Butterbeer Cake inspired by Harry Potter! Gluten free pumpkin poke cake filled with butterscotch and frosted with dairy free cream cheese frosting or whipped cream.
Are you a Harry Potter fan? I loved Harry Potter as a teen, and of course I still do. I was always curious what butterbeer tasted like when I would read about the sweet wizard beverage.
Well now you and I don’t have to wonder. There has been a flood of butterbeer recipes on the internet the past few months and I just had to add one of my own to the mix.
This gluten free butterbeer poke cake!
I started with my gluten free pumpkin cake baked in a 9×13 pan, then I poked holes all over it with the wrong end of a wooden spoon and drowned it in butterscotch sauce. I made my own dairy free butterscotch sauce but if you can handle dairy you can also use store bought butterscotch sauce.
Once the cake is soaking in that sweet and buttery substance that is the backbone of butterbeer all that is left is to frost your cake and drizzle a little extra sauce on top! I used the same cream cheese frosting that I frosted my gluten free pumpkin cake with for these pictures, but I also tried using dairy free whipped topping. The cream cheese frosting ended up looking prettier because it was super hot where I was taking pictures and my dairy free whipped topping started to melt, but I think I preferred the taste of the whipped cream.
You really can’t go wrong either way!
Next time I am going to put a butterbeer twist on my gluten free pumpkin cupcakes!
Now, enjoy Halloween the way your favorite wizards would, with a hefty slice of this gluten free butterbeer cake!
- Poke holes into your gluten free pumpkin cake 1.5 inches apart using the wrong end of a wooden spoon.
- Drizzle the butterscotch syrup over the top and gently spread into the holes.
- Spread the cake with dairy free cream cheese frosting, dairy free whipped cream, or your favorite frosting.
- Refrigerate until serving. Drizzle with some extra butterscotch syrup to serve.