Rating: 4.81 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Easy and awesome! Guaranteed to impress your friends!

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 45 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven according to instructions on cake mix box; prepare mix. Grease and flour a 9 inch pan, and a shallow metal bowl at least 9 inches in diameter. Fill the 9 inch cake pan 2/3 full with cake batter; pour the remaining batter into the prepared metal bowl (this will be the top of your "bun"). Bake according to directions, remove from pans, and cool on a wire rack.

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  • Grease and flour a 9 inch pan. Prepare brownie batter, and bake according to instructions on box. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack. Shave off the sharp edges of the brownie, making it resemble a hamburger patty.

  • Place 1/4 cups of vanilla frosting in a heavy duty plastic sandwich bag, and color with yellow food coloring to make your mustard. Repeat a second time using the red food coloring to make your ketchup. Place remaining frosting in a bowl, and color with a mix of red and yellow food coloring until you arrive at the color of a hamburger bun.

  • Cut the cookies in half and wrap with pieces of red fruit leather to create your tomatoes. Unwrap the caramels, and heat in microwave for 10 to 15 seconds to slightly soften. Roll the caramels individually between sheets of waxed paper to create bacon strips. Microwave the chewy fruit-flavored candy squares, place together, and roll between sheets of waxed paper to create your cheese slice; trim into a square shape.

  • To assemble, place bottom bun on your serving dish, and spread with some of the hamburger bun frosting. Place brownie on top of this, and spread it with chocolate frosting. Decorate edges with the tomatoes, bacon, cheese, mustard, and ketchup; use the green fruit leather as lettuce. Place top bun over this and spread with the remaining hamburger bun frosting; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 76.9g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 343.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2008
Thanks for the clever idea Krystle! Instead of candies I used frosting for decoration (thick mixture patted into shapes of cheese tomatoes and pickles). And no frosting on the cake layers since they look like a burger without. Though I modified the recipe the idea gets five stars. The kids and adults loved it! Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2008
Thanks for the clever idea Krystle! Instead of candies I used frosting for decoration (thick mixture patted into shapes of cheese tomatoes and pickles). And no frosting on the cake layers since they look like a burger without. Though I modified the recipe the idea gets five stars. The kids and adults loved it! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2008
This cake was a HIT with six year olds. The only problem that I ran into was when I was cutting into the cake with the candy tomatoes lettuce and cheese (fruit roll-ups and Starbursts). You might want to either use a thick frosting or remove the insides before cutting. Another thing I discovered...when I baked the brownie I wanted it to be a bit smaller then the bun so I cut the edge off first. This really made it look like ground beef. I will make this again it was easier then I thought. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
What an adorable idea! I made this cake for a school function where the children got to select cakes as prizes. Not only did I receive many compliments as I carried the cake down the hallway but it was also one of the first ones chosen! I can't vouch for how it tastes since I didn't eat it but it was very easy to make. I simplified the recipe by omitting the "bacon " wrapping whole vanilla wafers (instead of halves) in fruit leather using yellow fruit leather for the "cheese " instead of fruit-flavored candy and using yellow and red decorator icing for the "mustard" and "ketchup." I also cut the green fruit leather in strips to look like shredded lettuce. By the way my local grocery store sells boxes of fruit leather in primary colors but they have "tongue tattoos" on them. I felt that the tattoos weren't that noticeable and were pretty easy to hide under the bun. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
This was a fun cake to make! A little stressful in the beginning because I didn't have any brown food coloring for the bun so I used a little chocolate frosting in the vanilla frosting. I also used some green dye in the coconut flakes for lettuce and only did the ketchup and mustard. For the seeds on top of the bun I used slivered almonds. Brought on great excitement in my son's classroom. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2009
Made this for son's 9th bday party...per reviews used the peanut butter frosting and it was yummy. Used a golden vanilla cake for the "bun" and made a brownie in a pie pan for the "patty." Since reviews said the colored candies made it too hard to cut I only used green candy slices rolled out and put around the edge for lettuce and red candy slices rolled out and used a small cup to make round slices for "tomatoes." Used a bread knife to slice. All the kids LOVED this recipe! Great presentation. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2008
AWESOME! I made it for my sons 12th birthday and everyone thought it was a real cheeseburger! I made the brownie in a round cake pan the same as the bun bottom and I did not have any caramels or fruit roll ups. I used starbursts (microwaved for 10 seconds and flattened with buttered fingers) for the tomato and cheese and icing as the lettuce. very good and very rich Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I cut some corners and didn't put ketchup or mustard on it just lettuce tomatoes and cheese with fruit rollups. No idea how it tastes but the kids think I'm a genius! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2010
Very good idea! I made a few changes: No frosting on the "bun" instead I used cream cheese frosting to look like mayonnaise. No "tomatoes". Instead of using candy for lettuce I used shredded coconut. I mixed coconut green food coloring and just a few drops of water to dye it. It looks wonderful! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
I had so much fun making this cake! I didn't really go by the instructions though...just took it as more of an idea to base mine on as I wanted to make it super easy and not so sugary (low fat burger?). I used one box of golden cake split into 2 round pans for the bun. One box of choc cake put into a square pan and then cut into a circle for the patty. As others suggested this makes it look more like meat with the rough edge. i should have put it in a rectangular pan though b/c I think the burger turned out too thick. I thought the bun looked better without icing plus I didn't want a super sweet cake. I used kiwi fruit (lettuce) strawberries (tomatoes) and mango slices (cheese). Important to blot the fruit dry so they won't slide out and I should have cut them thinner too so they wouldn't slip as much. I used a container of vanilla icing (mayo) on each side in between the burger and bun on each side to hold everything together. I put a little icing on each Rice Krispy to make the sesame seeds as I saw someone else do on here. My boyfriend says the sesame seeds are the thing that makes it look so great. I brought it over to my friend's BBQ and it was a SMASH HIT. This cake makes people happy. My next plan is to make sliders!;0) Read More
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