A chocolate cake decorated to look like a barbeque grill, complete with burgers and shish kabobs.

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1 - 9x13 inch pan


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat oven to 350 F. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; grease and flour sides and bottom.

  • Place water, butter and cocoa in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; set aside.

  • Stir together sugar, flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, sour cream and cocoa mixture; beat just until blended (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack. Carefully invert cake onto serving tray; peel off foil.

  • Place peanut butter chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 to 45 seconds or until mixture is melted when stirred. Place mixture in recloseable small plastic bag; cut off tiny section of corner. Squeeze mixture onto cake, forming grids like top of grill: allow to firm up before cutting. Top with "burgers" and "shish kabobs", if desired.

  • To make Cocoa Fudge Burgers: Beat 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine in medium bowl; add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until all ingredients are moistened and consistency to form patties; add additional milk or powdered sugar, if necessary, to get proper consistency. Form "patties"; place on top of cake.

  • To make Shish Kabobs: Place red, green, and tan colored jelly candies on plastic decorative skewers to form shish-kabobs, if desired. Place on top of cake.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 79.5g; fat 23g; cholesterol 83.3mg; sodium 320.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

Rating: 4 stars
This cake was so much fun! I made it for my husband's birthday, so I added a can of frosting to it before I decorated it. I used fat free yogurt instead of the sour cream. I also used chocolate chips instead of the peanut butter ones. It turned out really well. I found a candy that you can form into any shape, so I made shrimp, cherry tomatoes, and green pepper wedges. It was really cute! Thanks for the great idea! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for my hubby for fathers day and it was a hit! my kids helped make the "burgers" and tthe cake tasted as good as it looked! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for Father's Day and it was a huge hit. The burgers were delicious. I added some yellow fondant "cheese" on top and two fondant hot dogs with grill marks. Surprisingly easy. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
It tasted good....But it was too rich for my tastes, but it was a hit on father's day. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this cake the fudge coco burgers were the childrens favourite. I made this cake for a 40th Birthday BBQ and it was a real hit! Read More