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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cheeseburger Cake

This Cheeseburger Cake is sure to be a hit at your next party!
Durable Yellow Cake Recipe
  • 1 Butter Cake Mix (I prefer Pillsbury Golden Butter Recipe)
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup real butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 oz. sour cream
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
Bake at 325° for about 30-35 minutes (longer, depending on pan size), until the cake springs back when touched. Cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then turn out on a cooling rack.
So, the layers were…
  • Butter cake for the buns, two 9″ cakes (covered in chocolate frosting… although I added less cocoa than the full recipe so it wouldn’t be so dark).  I carved a curved edge for the top one to mimic a rounded bun.
  • Fruit slices candy for the lettuce (rolled thin with a rolling pin).
  • Brownie (from a box) for the burger, also baked in a 9″ round pan
  • Vanilla buttercream (thinned with milk and orange added to get cheese color).
  • Sugar cookies with melted red vanilla buttercream poured over them (and allowed to set)
For the butter cake, I used a mix (as usual – it’s very similar to my vanilla cake recipe) and adapted it to make it denser and more durable for carving.  This is also the recipe I use for tiered cakes when someone asks for butter cake…. it’s delish!

*I love to add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips to this recipe for a chocolate chip cake! It's SO delicious!!