Cooking for Summer: Burger Cupcakes


Now THIS is a burger made for vegetarians. Imagine, a warm summer night, friends gathered, laughter floating in the air, fireflies twinkling in the black night, and a delicious cupcake/brownie/frosted burger in your hand. Yup, that about sums up a perfect summer night, right?

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Today we are wrapping up our summer soiree series! I’ve developed a formula for preparing for summer soirees: I call it the three “C’s”. We started with Cleaning, continued with Creating, and are finishing with Cooking!

I’ve shared this recipe here before but it is my (and my guests) favorite recipe so I thought it was worth dusting off and photographing again. Plus I am able to share with you one of my Create trays in use. Win!

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Presenting…Burger Cupcakes!

Ingredients

  • Yellow cake mix (and items indicated to make them)
  • Brownie Mix (and items indicated to make them)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (white)
  • Red, green, and yellow food coloring

Directions:

  • Bake cupcakes according to directions. Make sure you cook them in the cupcake liners (otherwise they will cook too dark on the outside and won’t look good).
  • Bake brownies according to directions. Once cooked and cooled, use a cup (or any circular object) to cut small circles of brownies.

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

  • Cut cupcakes in half. Put one brownie circle between each half.

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

  • Scoop out frosting into three bowls. Dye each bowl a different color: red (ketchup), green (lettuce), and yellow (mustard).

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

  • Put a dollop of frosting on each brownie and put top back on.

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

How to make cupcake and brownie dessert burgers! | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Can we get a round of YUMS?! I wish all of you could come on over, hang out in the back porch, and eat up these delicious little morsels! If we can’t have that I hope you can make them at your home and share with your family and friends. Let me tell you, nothing puts a light in someone’s eye like when they see these little burgers, and ask curiously, “Are those burgers?” And then you get to explain they are dessert burgers and everyone’s life gets a little sweeter because of it.

Here’s to making life a little sweeter however we can!


  • What an adorable dessert! They really do look like a cheeseburger!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Paula! It is surprising how they really do look like mini cheeseburgers! Every once in a while people will be weirded out about trying one because they think their expectations of meat and bread will alter their taste. But it never does. Who doesn’t love a cupcake layered with a brownie?!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my, they DO look just like a hamburger! Super cute … such a fun idea!
    Blessings,
    CindyReplyCancel

    • Thanks Cindy! I was surprised the first time I made them how much they looked like cheeseburgers! Thankfully they don’t taste like them!ReplyCancel

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