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Bacon Cheeseburger Cake

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

"Easy and awesome! Guaranteed to impress your friends!"
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2 h 30 m servings 449
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 449 calories; 15.8 76.9 2.3 < 1 343 Full nutrition

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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,...

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 m...

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, ...

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 ...

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." Sinc...

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 o...

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...

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 ...

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 ...