Cauldron Cakes Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need to gather for these cupcakes:

  • 12 devil’s food cupcakes
  • 1 recipe for Chocolate Glaze (below)
  • 1 recipe for Marshmallow Filling (below)
  • Approximately 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Edible gold glitter

Chocolate Glaze

  • 6 ounces (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Marshmallow Filling

  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff (or prepared marshmallow cream)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Here are the directions to follow to make this dessert:

  1. In a double boiler, melt together the chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth. Glaze will be relatively thick. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes before use. If chocolate thickens too much, return to heat and stir until smooth and melted once more.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the marshmallow fluff, shortening, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. To assemble
    Using a cupcake corer or sharp knife, cut out a cavity in the bottom of the cupcake. When using a knife, I run it in a circular motion around the cupcake, while always pointing the knife towards the center (this will make the cavity cone shaped).
  4. Dip the top of the cupcake into the chocolate glaze. Flip the cupcakes right side up and let rest until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes. To speed up the process, place cupcakes in the refrigerator.
  5. To make the cauldron feet, take 3 chocolate chips and form a small triangle, placing each chocolate chip roughly an inch from the others. Place the top of a cupcake onto the chocolate chips and push down ever so slightly so the chocolate chips will stick into the chocolate glaze. Repeat for the rest of the cupcakes.
  6. Place remaining chocolate glaze into a piping bag and pipe a chocolate rim around the edge of the opening to the cauldron. If chocolate is too thick to pipe, heat chocolate glaze up until warm and allow to sit until glaze thickens slightly. If chocolate glaze is too runny to pipe, wait a few minutes until the glaze thickens to a pipe-able consistency.
  7. Fill a pastry bag with marshmallow filling and pipe into the cavity of the cupcakes. Garnish the top with edible gold glitter.
  8. To make cauldron handle, melt the remaining chocolate chips, stir until smooth, and place into a pastry bag. You don’t need a special tip for this step; I simply cut off the very end of the pastry bag which was sufficient. On a non-stick mat or wax paper, pipe out the handles (feel free to use any pattern you’d like).  Let the chocolate set until hardened, approximately 30 minutes, before very carefully peeling off of the non-stick surface and placing into the top of each cupcake.
  9. Eat and enjoy.