Sweet Cheeseburger Cupcakes


My son requested to make cheeseburger cupcakes and I was happy to comply. I was able to make these cheeseburger cupcakes using just one box of cake mix and one container of frosting. My son and I followed the directions on the box of cake mix. My son mixed the batter and then we divided it in half. I added 1/4 cup of unsweetened chocolate powder and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to one of the halves. So now we had one bowl of yellow cake batter and one bowl of chocolate cake batter.

We used mini cupcake tins. The amount was perfect. I was able to use one bowl of cupcake batter for each of the mini cupcake tins. I ended up with 12 yellow mini cupcakes and 12 chocolate mini cupcakes.

For the hamburger buns (the yellow cake batter), we put sprinkles on top to represent sesame seeds. I suppose we could have used real sesame seeds but I didn't have any. We put the sprinkles on top of the yellow cake batter before baking.

We let the cupcakes cool. While they were cooling, I used food coloring to make red, yellow and green bags of frosting. Red for the tomato, yellow for the cheese and green for the lettuce.


Once cool, I cut the tops of the cupcakes off (the muffin tops) to make hamburger buns.
I did the same with the chocolate cupcakes to make the hamburger patties, using just the muffin tops but making them a bit thinner.

I had my son put the "cheese", "lettuce" and "tomato" (in that order) on the "hamburger patty". He then put the bun on top.


Tada! Our cheeseburger cupcakes! We put them in a hamburger basket to make them look pretty.