I know this is a hugely popular treat because I saw a few of them posted to Facebook this weekend as Father’s Day treats. I think they are great for any occasion you may find yourself attending or hosting a picnic or BBQ. In case you are in a crowd of people where you have not seen these before, allow me to share the magic which are brownies + cupcakes + sugar cookies = hamburgers and fries! I know Bakerella has great pictures and instructions on full assembly, but not sure if she is the original source of not.
Hamburger Cupcakes and Fries
What you will meed:
- 1 box box brownie mix
- 1 box cake mix (I used yellow)
- 1 bag sugar cookie mix (I used Betty Crocker “snack size”)
- 5 eggs
- 1 and 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup oil and 1/3 cup oil (about 1 cup total)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon flour (+ more for dusting your counter)
- 1 14-16 oz container of frosting
- Food coloring (red, green, yellow)
- Sugar for dusting the “fries”
Follow the box directions then if you’re interested in the specifics of assembly head over to Bakerella.
Comments & Photos:
As you can see trying to make a “deluxe” or “Big Mac” style burger doesn’t work as well. (Look at the picture above and at the burger on the right side edge).
I couldn’t believe how wonderfully these came out and how easy they were to make too! Now I don’t know what to do with them all! LOL.
At this risk of pointing out a fault in the cooking, I would suggest using cupcake papers when baking to prevent any burning/darkening of your “bun” edges.
In a pinch the top of a McCormick spice container works lovely as a circle cutter for your brownies.
What are your favorite ways to modify cupcakes? Making any other special ‘treats’ this summer?