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How to Make Easy Hamburger Cake & Cupcakes

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One of my favorite things about summer is that it gives us another reason to barbeque. But this isn’t your everyday barbeque. Easy hamburger cake and cupcake recipes have circulated the blogosphere for quite some time, and I have jumped on board to be a part of it.   I made these hamburger cupcakes and cake for my friend Chantel’s 30th birthday bash.  She told me she is more of a cake person than a frosting person, but overall she prefers brownies.  Her husband was hosting her a hamburger slider themed party, so these treats were the perfect addition.

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It’s amazing how easy this cake was to make.   Chantel said, “Betty Crocker is famous for a reason,” so I used cake mix, brownie mix, and one of my favorite frosting recipes.  The funny thing is, Chantel said this before we both learned that we would have a partnership with Sprinkles & Grins (Betty Crocker & Cake Mate Products).  Chantel owns Eleakis & Elder Photography and she has done all the photographs for the collaboration.  I can hardly wait to share them with you.

How to Make Easy Hamburger Cake & Cupcakes

  • 2 boxes of vanilla cake mix
  • 2 boxes of brownie mix
  • 2 batches of any frosting (I used Magnolia bakery’s vanilla frosting)
  • Sesame seeds (use sparingly)

 

Cake:

  • Bake 1 box of cake mix in two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake 1 box of brownie mix in two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Make one batch of Magonlia Bakery’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.  Separate the frosting into four separate bowls.  Leave one bowl of frosting white for mayonnaise. Dye one bowl of frosting green for lettuce, one yellow for mustard, and one red for ketchup.

Directions:

  • Spread white frosting with a spatula on top of one 9-inch round cake.  Stack one 9-inch round brownie on top of cake with “mayonnaise.”
  • With a piping bag, pipe red “ketchup” frosting and yellow “mustard” frosting.
  • Add 9-inch round cake on top.  With a “leaf tip” pipe green frosting around the sides of the cake to serve as lettuce.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds sparingly on top of cake.

 

Cupcakes:

  • Bake 1 box of cake mix in cupcake liners.
  • Bake 1 box of brownie mix in cupcake liners.
  • Make one batch of Magonlia Bakery’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.  Separate the frosting into four separate bowls. Leave one bowl of frosting white for mayonnaise. Dye one bowl of frosting green for lettuce, one yellow for mustard, and one red for ketchup.

Directions:

  • Cut each cupcake in half.
  • Spread white frosting with a spatula on top each half of cupcake.  Stack one brownie half on top of cupcake with white “mayonnaise” frosting.
  • With a piping bag, pipe red “ketchup” frosting and yellow “mustard” frosting.
  • Add your other half of cupcake on top.  With a “leaf tip” pipe green frosting around the sides of the cake to serve as lettuce.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds sparingly on top of cupcakes.

Magonlia Bakery’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 to 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add remaining sugar–1 cup at a time, beating for about 2 minutes after each addition, until frosting reaches desired consistency; you may not need to add all the sugar. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Photography by: Chantel Elder of Eleakis & Elder Photography

9 Comments

  1. I did a double take when I first saw these – they really do look like hamburgers. Using a brownie for the burger patty is genius!

  2. Yes, I’ve also taught it was hamburger! This cupcakes are so cute! If you agree , I would feature them on my cupcake recipes and ideas blog.

  3. Just want to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your post is just nice and i could assume you’re an expert in this subject. Well with your permission let me to snatch your feed to stay up to date with impending post. Thank you a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  4. This is absolutely GENIUS! I love all of the colors and how authentic the cake and cupcakes look. What amazing baking inspiration!

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