Doing It With Jensen: Haz A Cheeseburger Cupcake?
Jan 2011 07

Doing It With Jensen: Haz A Cheeseburger Cupcake?

Posted In Blog,DIY,Food & Drink,Vegetarian

by Jensen

Yumz. So quite a while back I saw these cheeseburger cupcakes on Food Network or some shit like that, and kind of fell in love. They are good because you can make them as homemade or, um, not homemade, as you’d like. If you use all store bought stuff, people are still going to say “holy balls, these cupcakes look like cheeseburgers!” and if you make it all homemade, people are going to say “holy balls, these cupcakes taste amazing and look like cheeseburgers!” so either way you’re good. For this, I’m using all store bough box mixes and such, but if you’re in a Susie Homemaker mood, definitely make them from scratch :].

What You’ll Need

  • Yellow cake mix + whatever it calls for (usually eggs and butter or oil)
  • Cream cheese or other white canned frosting
  • Fudge cookie dough or chocolate chip cookie dough + brown food coloring
  • Sugar sprinkles (the kind that looks like kosher salt, only is sugar.)
  • Cooking spray
  • Yellow and red (or yellow and orange) food coloring
  • Cupcake pan
  • Mixer

1. Preheat your oven and bake your cookies. If you are using chocolate chip cookie dough, mix in a few drops of brown food coloring. This is going to be the “meat” of your cheeseburger, and we want our meat to be nice and brown. After LIGHTLY spraying the cupcake pan with cooking spray, spoon about a tablespoon of cookie dough into each cubby (we’re baking the cookies in the cupcake pan rather than on a baking sheet so they come out exactly the right size). It’s a little harder to tell if your cookies are done with the brown food coloring mixed in, so watch them carefully! If your frosting is in the fridge, take it out and let it warm up a bit.

2. After your cookies have cooled, set them aside. Follow the directions on making your cake mix, and then bake them up like any other cupcake. Just read the fracking box. And then marvel at your sexy buns.

3. Start mixing yellow and red, or yellow and orange, food coloring into your frosting. The goal here is to get it the same artificial color as American cheese. You know, that sickly orange yellow color. Really work that stuff in and stir it around all nice like.

4. Now, start putting together your cheeseburger. First, cut your cupcake in half. Put a very small dollop of “cheese” on the bottom piece; this is just to hold everything together. Next, throw your meat in the mix. After that, smother your meat in cheese. Top it off with the rest of your bun.

5. Next, we need to put your “sesame seeds” (aka sugar sprinkles) on the bun. A bun isn’t a bun without some seed on it. To get the seeds to stick, run a finger under water and run it on top of the bun until it’s a little moist. You can use two fingers if you want this to go faster. Then sprinkle on as many seeds as your heart desires.

6. Finny!

Woo, cheeseburger cupcakes ftw :]. Have a good week, pretties.

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