Some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and, as such, spoilers will be present.
The Cauldron Cake was a popular wizarding cake variant. Cauldron Cakes were mass-produced in Pakistan by Qizilbash Quality Confectionary from 1854 onward. They could be bought from the Honeydukes Express trolley on the Hogwarts Express or at Honeydukes Sweetshop in Hogsmeade. Some witches and wizards, like Bathilda Bagshot, made their own homemade batches of Cauldron Cakes.
Sometime during the 1890s, Albus Dumbledore's mother, Kendra Dumbledore, slammed the door in Bathilda Bagshot's face when she came to bring the new neighbours a batch of homemade Cauldron Cakes. This incident was cited in Rita Skeeter's biography of Albus Dumbledore.
Harry Potter bought some Cauldron Cakes, along with every other sweet on the Hogwarts Express food trolley, on his first journey on the Hogwarts Express on 1 September, 1991. He shared his sweets with Ron Weasley, who did not have the money to buy his own.
A Cauldron Cake was seen on the floor when Mrs Norris was found petrified.
When the trolley witch visited the compartment containing Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger and Professor Remus Lupin, the group thought Lupin looked as if he could do with food, but couldn't wake him. The witch provided them with a large stack of Cauldron Cakes and said they could find her up front with the conductor if Lupin woke.
Behind the scenes
- As Pakistan came into existence in 1947, Cauldron Cakes may have been made elsewhere by Qizilbash Quality Confectionary before this time, or this may be an example of in-universe elements not aligning with out-of-universe events.
- In the PC versions of the video games, cauldron cakes along with pumpkin pasties can be collected and traded, much to the Honeydukes Chef's dismay (acting similar to a dollar foil to Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans in a sense).
- Though in other versions of the video games, they act as healing items. They also normally appear as actual miniature cauldrons with stuffing inside (only the cauldron part is rendered in a non-edible way). The colours of both the "cauldron" itself and its stuffing vary per video game.
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