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Burger Cupcakes Recipe

Kick off BBQ season with these Burger Cupcakes and show your family and friends your new cupcake making skills. Desserts are always easier when you use a box cake mix recipe.

Since BBQ season has started, friends and families will be getting together outdoors to celebrate the season. These burger cupcakes would even be perfect for an easy Father’s Day dessert. If you love playing jokes on friends, then this would make the perfect April Fools’ day food. No matter when you make them, they will be the star of the day.

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Cake Food

One of my favourite things to do is to watch cooking and baking competitions on the Food Network. Every now and then there is a challenge called the fake bake where the contestants make a meal that looks real but is actually a sweet treat. Now Netflix has a show called Is It Cake where contestants have to decide which item is cake and not a real item and let me tell you, it isn’t easy.

These items are usually made with cakes, fondant, icing, Rice Krispies, or moulding chocolate to form the item you choose to make. Whether it be burger cupcakes, a purse, shoes, or even a book. There are so many things I have seen bakers create I am so amazed by their talent.

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Father’s Day Dessert idea

This Father’s Day if you plan on having a BBQ for dad, then why not pick something juicy like a steak or one of these 70 Summer Recipes. Since this recipe is for Burger Cupcakes, don’t have real burgers for your meal. Prepare a nice dessert table with some sweet treats and fruit trays that will make the BBQ cupcakes the main feature on the table. If you are feeling extra creative in the kitchen, why not try your hands at dad’s favourite condiments with leftover cake mix or icing.

Not sure what you can do for Father’s Day? Why not check out these Great Ideas for Celebrating Dad.

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Burger Cupcakes Recipe

These Happy Father’s Day cupcakes can be served on dad’s special day or simply as fun summer cupcakes at a picnic or BBQ.

Makes 12 hamburger cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix + additional ingredients per instructions OR your favourite yellow cake recipe
  • Coconut shreds (about 1 cup or more to desired taste)
  • Green food colouring
  • Sesame seed mix
  • 6 Mini chocolate donuts (homemade or store bought), ½ for each cupcake
  • Light orange buttercream frosting in piping bag with small cut tip (homemade or store bought)
  • Red buttercream frosting in piping bag with small cut tip (homemade or store bought)
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Kitchen Tools

  • Cupcakes baking pan
  • 2 piping bags
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 knife
  • 1 spoon

How to make burger cupcakes

Bake the yellow cupcakes per cake mix recipe and cool completely.

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To make the lettuce shreds, toss coconut with green food colouring in a bowl.

Cut cupcakes in half horizontally to make burger buns.

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Cut chocolate donuts in half horizontally to make the burger patty.

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On the bottom hamburger cupcake (bun) place coconut shred lettuce.

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Next, add the donut meat patty.

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Now use the orange frosting to pipe on a square of cheese, letting the corners melt down over the patty.

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Use the red frosting to drizzle on the ketchup.

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Place the top bun on the cheeseburger cupcakes and sprinkle sesame seed mix on top.

Your cupcake burger is ready, enjoy!

Frosting Tip

If you prefer to purchase the frosting instead of making it and can’t find any in orange or red, simply buy vanilla frosting and add food colouring until you have the desired icing colour.

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I hope you enjoyed my Burger Cupcakes as much as I did! If you make this recipe, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other recipes!

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Burger Cupcakes

Lyne Proulx
Kick off BBQ season with these burger cupcakes. These burger cupcakes would even be perfect for an easy Father's Day dessert idea.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 12 cupcakes

Equipment

  • Cupcakes baking pan
  • 2 piping bags
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 knife
  • 1 spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box yellow cake mix + additional ingredients per instructions OR your favourite yellow cake recipe
  • Coconut shreds about 1 cup or more to desired taste
  • Green food colouring
  • Sesame seed mix
  • 6 Mini chocolate donuts homemade or store bought, ½ for each cupcake
  • Light orange buttercream frosting in piping bag with small cut tip homemade or store bought
  • Red buttercream frosting in piping bag with small cut tip homemade or store bought

Instructions
 

  • Bake the yellow cupcakes per cake mix recipe and cool completely.
  • To make the lettuce shreds, toss coconut with green food colouring in a bowl.
  • Cut cupcakes in half horizontally to make burger buns.
  • Cut chocolate donuts in half horizontally to make the burger patty.
  • On the bottom hamburger cupcake (bun) place coconut shred lettuce.
  • Next, add the donut meat patty.
  • Now use the orange frosting to pipe on a square of cheese, letting the corners melt down over the patty.
  • Use the red frosting to drizzle on the ketchup.
  • Place the top bun on the cheeseburger cupcakes and sprinkle sesame seed mix on top.

Notes

FROSTING TIP
If you prefer to purchase the frosting instead of making it and can’t find any in orange or red, simply buy vanilla frosting and add food colouring until you have the desired icing colour.
Keyword BBQ cupcakes, burger cupcakes, cheeseburger cupcakes, Father’s Day cupcakes, Hamburger cupcakes, picnic cupcakes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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