Recipe by Gail
"This is a wonderful cake that looks just like a giant hamburger. I made one for my nephew and it was a delightful hit."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
white cake mix
1 (18.25 ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
yellow paste food coloring
brown paste food coloring
prepared chocolate frosting
orange chewy fruit-flavored candy squares
leaf-shaped spearmint gumdrops
large red gumdrops
large white gumdrops
candy lime slices
I have made this cake several times and have found it to be easier to make peanut butter frosting for the bun rather than mess with food coloring. I also pour all the white cake batter in the oven bowl and cut it in half when cooled to form the halves of the bun. I also use the decorator icing or decorator frosting for the ketchup and mustard.
I would have given this a 5 star if all of the ingredients would have been listed in the INGREDIENT section. Plus I don't like candy with my cake or brownies... so melting candy and using it as cheese didn't go over well... plus like other reviewers said, it gets hard after it cools... so it makes it hard to cut the cake... I would just omit the "cheese" all together... HAMBURGERS don't have cheese on them... cheeseburgers do... and since this is a hamburger cake... no need... if you really want it... I'd think of something else... To make the lettuce easier... just get a plastic baggie, green food coloring, and shredded coconut, put a few drops of food coloring in with some coconut and shake it up... I think coconut mixes much better with cake and icing vs some sweet candy. Anyway, hope yours turns out good!
It is a bit confusing not having all the ingredients at the top. I made this cake for my son's birthday using a brownie in the middle for the burger (no need to frost) and I used strawberries and kiwi for the tomatoes and lettuce. I used a bit of yellow frosting for cheese. To cut back on sugar content I used a yellow cake mix and opted to not frost the bun--I only used frosting in the middle for ketchup and cheese or mustard.
I made this cake last minute for a pool party. I didn't take very long to make it and it was very easy to do. I didn't add all of the topping listed. The only toppings I used were lettuce, cheese and mayo. Everything was buttercream except for the cheese I used fondant. I also made french fries out of sugar cookie dough and red frosting diluted with piping gel for dipping sauce.
Great idea, something different from the same old layered cake and deceptively easy. I altered slightly by using fondant icing for the lettuce, cheese, onions and tomatoes. If I make this again I would use less sweet fillings and icings, by the time this is complete it's ALOT of cake and icing.
This is very easy to follow.I just did mine all in butter cream iceing.I have been wanted to make one of these and as of today i made one for my neighbor boy's boy scout troop.They just thought it was the coolest thing ever.Thnx much!
I hated making this cake for a lot of reasons:
1.It did not list all the ingredients you needed at the top.
2.It said to use white instead of yellow cake mix. Since white cake mix does not have egg yolks, the cake fell apart.
3.The ingredients that you needed that were not at the top were NOT stuff you normaly would have around the house.
4.The recipe was not very specific.
5.The recipe did NOT look like a hamburger!
This is by-far the most fun I've ever had making a cake! Thanks SO much for posting this recipe! :)
I think next time I make it I will try using fondant instead of candies for the toppings. Someone mentioned in their review to put crushed oreos in the chocolate frosting on the "burger" part of cake - that was awesome!! Really added texture! Great Idea! For the cheese, I used Peachy-O's candies (i washed off sugar, and microwaved to melt) then coated small square pan with cooking spray - dusted with white sugar, and poured melted peachy-o's in (sugar was to keep candy from sticking again). That came out of pan nicely, and square like slice of cheese. My white gumdrops for onions didn't turn out, so I omitted. Will add next time, when using fondant. Thanks again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 145
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