Welcoming Equinox with Fun Grilling Inspired Cakes to Kick off Spring

Hamburger Cake

Spring Equinox is today! Now that it’s that first day of spring I’m already day dreaming about the longer days, getting together with friends and firing up the grill. Until it gets a little warmer outside I’ll settle for sharing this Hamburger and Fries Cake recipe with you. The hamburger cake is made from yellow cake and brownies and garnished with icing and fondant. The fries cake is made from pound cake and cinnamon sugar. I made these for my youngest son for his 3rd birthday to go along with what else, real hamburgers and fries. They were a huge hit. I decided that instead of doing a full on fondant cake {which are oh so fabulous but labor intensive, at least for me} that I would instead buy ready made fondant that I purchased from a big box store. It  was quick and easy to roll out and shape. Once all of the cakes/brownies are finished baking the cake comes together in a snap. You could even make them in individual cupcake sizes!

They would also be perfect to serve at a bbq, a picnic, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day parties.

Fries Cake

Hamburger & Fries Cake:
What you’ll need:
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 box of pound cake mix
1 box of fudge brownie mix
1 large container of whipped vanilla icing
red food coloring
red fondant
green fondant
sesame seeds
Cinnamon Sugar
Eggs Enough to make cakes/brownies with (check box directions)
Vegetable Oil Enough to make cakes/brownies with (check box directions)

What to do:
1. Bake your yellow cake mix in 2 10”³ round cake pans according to box directions. These will be your faux Hamburger buns. Cool completely.

2. Bake your brownie mix according to package directions for cake like brownies in a 10”³ round cake pan. This will be your faux Hamburger Patty. Cool completely.

3. Bake your Poundcake according to box directions. This will be for your faux fries. Cool completely.

4. To assemble Hamburger Cake: First tint your icing with enough red food coloring so that it looks like faux ketchup. Stir well, set aside. Place one of the yellow cake layers onto your cake stand or serving plate. Spread your red icing on top. Place your Brownie layer on top of that. Spread more faux ketchup on top of brownie layer. Roll out your green Fondant for the faux lettuce. It should be large enough to drape over the edges of the brownie layer. Carefully transfer green fondant and place on top of brownie layer. Roll out your red fondant and with a large round cookie cutter (or large glass) cut out 3-4 faux tomatoes. Arrange them on top of faux lettuce so that they drape over edges peeking out from faux buns. Add a final layer of faux ketchup on top of the fondants. Carefully place the remaining yellow cake layer on top. Garnish with sesame seeds.

5. For the faux fries. Preheat oven to 350. Cut your cooled poundcake into 1/2”³ slices and then again into 1/2”³ slices so they resemble steak fries. Arrange cut faux fries onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle cinammon sugar on top. Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.

Article Posted 6 years Ago

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