When scrolling through twitter the other week I came across a blog post by Becky over at milkbubbletea.com where she made little cupcakes which looked like burgers. After seeing this I instantly clicked on the post and figured out how to make them, as I thought they would be the perfect thing to make for Mike for his birthday on the 27th. I liked the idea of making smaller cakes so that he could take some to work with them if he wished compared to a bigger cake. The overall appearance of the cupcakes looked intriguing and visually pleasing so I could not wait to hit the shops and get some supplies.
I adapted the look of the cupcakes slightly by only including ‘cheese’ instead of the ‘lettuce’ and ‘tomato’ that was also in the ones in the article. I had also swapped the sesame seeds on the top for white sprinkles which worked the same, and I already had a ton in the cupboard anyway.
Things you will need:
- 125g Unsalted Butter
- 125g Caster Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 125g Plain Flour
- 2 tbsp Milk
- Sprinkles and Icing
Before I started preparing the mixture, I set my oven to 160 degrees (fan assisted) and then weighed all the ingredients out. There was a specific way in the recipe how to add the ingredients together, however I just added them all together and mixed with my wooden spoon until it was all combined.
After this I popped the mixture into cupcake cases that were in the baking tray. I only have one tray so I had to do two separate batches. I kept them in the oven for 25 minutes, however on the first batch I opened the door while they were baking to check on them. Which coincidentally caused them to dip in the middle, forcing me to improvise on what they would look like once decorated.
When they have all cooled down completely I was able to peel the cases off the batch which were going to be the burgers. Once I had done this I was able to cut the cakes in have ready to add the fillings. For the fillings I used brownie bites which I flattened in the palm of my hand and I stretched out a piece of yellow icing to act as the cheese. I added them all in between the two pieces of cake and popped them into the fridge to stop the yellow icing from melting.
For the batch which went a little wrong due to my eagerness, I decided to turn them into donuts as the dip in the middle worked well at enhancing that shape. So I rolled out chunks of yellow icing to form circles on the risen parts of the cake and decorated this with sprinkles which I thought worked pretty well.
Let me know if you give these a go as I would love to see how yours turned out!