I’ve seen people make burger cakes a ton & I’ve always wanted to try one. So yesterday when my Big Mac obsessed best friend turned 23 I knew I had to make her this cake.
This cake is fairly simple yet pretty time consuming. I even had to blow off my friend on her birthday to work on this cake…oops! Layered between two “buns” of champagne cake lies a chocolate “patty” cake topped with fondant cheese & lettuce. After all, what better combinations: champagne & chocolate and burgers & birthdays!
The trickiest part about making this case is the top “bun”. Even though you’re making it within a oven safe bowl, make sure you spray it with baking spray until its completely coated with a disgusting amount of spray. The top half of my top “bun” got stuck to the bottom of the pan (even though I sprayed a ton of baking spray in there!) leaving it to be a bit crumbled looking in the end. I was going to redo the cake but like I said, I had to give it to my friend for her birthday & didn’t have enough time to make another one. After consulting with a friend about it, (I was stressing quite a bit), she said it gave it more of a natural look. After all, when was the last time your Big Mac actually looked anything like the advertisement?!
Oh, and if for some reason you attempt to make this cake & it severely fails? Go to McDonald’s, order 10 Big Mac’s & two large fries. Eat one of the large fries on your walk home & then build a cake out of the remaining fries & burgers like this one I made below!
p.s. make sure to order your burger Krispops through firstname.lastname@example.org
- for buns:
- ½ cup salted butter, melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup Champagne
- for patty:
- ⅔ cup butter, melted
- 1½ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- ⅔ cup baking cocoa
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- for toppings:
- yellow food coloring
- green food coloring
- rice krispies
- In large mixing bowl, combine all "bun" ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350. Divide batter between 9 inch cake pan & 9 inch mixing bowl.
- Bake pan for 20 minutes & bowl for 35 minutes or until toothpick is inserted & comes out clean for both.
- In medium mixing bowl, combine all "patty" ingredients.
- Pour batter into other 9 inch cake pan & bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick is inserted & comes out clean.
- Let cakes cool completely. Place flat "bun" cake onto cake stand & top with "patty" cake.
- Divide fondant into two pieces & mix each piece with desired food coloring.
- Top "patty" with fondant. Place bowl "bun" on top of fondant.
- Top cake with rice krispies to mimic sesame seeds & enjoy!
You truly are amazing! I hope Amanda loved it all!