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Hamburger Cake Recipe

Hamburger Cake Recipe

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How To Make Hamburger Cake

Upgrade your usual desserts with this unique hamburger cake! It’s a sweet cake shaped like a hamburger with classic chocolate and white cake flavors.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • 18.25ozwhite cake mix,(1 package)
  • 18.25ozchocolate cake mix,(1 package)
  • yellow paste food coloring
  • brown paste food coloring
  • ¾cupchocolate frosting,prepared
  • 24orange chewy,fruit-flavored candy squares
  • 12spearmint gumdrops,leaf-shaped
  • 3large red gumdrops
  • 4large white gumdrops
  • 6candy lime slices
  • 1tbspsesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven according to cake mix directions. Butter and flour one 8-inch round, one 9-inch round cake pan, and one 2-quarts ovenproof bowl that is 8-inches in diameter.

  2. Pour 1¾ cups of the white mix into the 8-inch round cake pan, and the rest into the 2-quart bowl. Pour 1¾ cups of the chocolate mix into the 9-inch round pan.

  3. Bake the 8-inch cake for 25 minutes, the 9-inch cake for 20 minutes, and the bowl cake for 1 hour or until the toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean.

  4. Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, then cool completely on racks.

  5. In separate small bowls, tint small amounts of vanilla frosting red and yellow to use as ketchup and mustard. Tint the remaining vanilla frosting light brown, using brown and yellow food coloring.

  6. For the bun bottom, frost the 8-inch cake with light brown frosting. For hamburger patty, spread top and sides of 9-inch chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

  7. Lightly press all around the sides of the cake with a folded paper towel, pulling the towel straight out to create the rough edge of the burger. Center the cake on top of bun bottom.

  8. For cheese, arrange the orange fruit chews in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 10 to 15 seconds or until slightly softened.

  9. With hands, press and flatten the chews together to form a 9-inch square. Place on top of a hamburger patty.

  10. On work surface sprinkled with granulated sugar, roll out 5 leaf-shaped gumdrops to ⅛-inch thickness to form 1 large lettuce leaf. Repeat rolling with 6 more gumdrops to form another leaf.

  11. Arrange the leaves over the cheese near the edges of the burger.

  12. For tomatoes, roll out red gumdrops individually to ⅛-inch thickness. Arrange over the lettuce around burger edges.

  13. For onion rings, roll out white gumdrops to ⅛-inch thickness. With round cookie cutters or a sharp knife, cut out circles.

  14. Cut ¼-inch thick rings from the circles with small cutters. Re-roll the scraps to make additional rings. Arrange the rings over tomatoes.

  15. Arrange the fruit-slice candies over onions for pickles. Pipe red and yellow icing around the edges of the burger for ketchup and mustard.

  16. For the bun top, trim the bowl cake so that it will be flat on the bottom when inverted. Invert a firm paper plate onto a work surface.

  17. Center the bowl cake, trimmed side down, on top of the plate. Starting from the top, spread the remaining light brown frosting in lines down the sides of the cake, turning the plate after each section.

  18. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, then carefully the bun place on top of the cake.

  19. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 578.14kcal
  • Fat: 15.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.34g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 109.40g
  • Fiber: 8.09g
  • Sugar: 76.40g
  • Protein: 7.33g
  • Sodium: 679.69mg
  • Calcium: 262.66mg
  • Potassium: 714.89mg
  • Iron: 3.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 29.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 140.55mg
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