Big Burger Cake

Melanie Campbell


Expert Tips:

Poppy seed—instead of the sesame seed—makes a great cake garnish, too.

Save time when you choose Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy ready-to-spread frostings instead of making the Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting. Tint vanilla frosting with orange and yellow food color to make a light tan color for the burger bun layers. Use chocolate frosting for the burger.


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30 Min
2 Hr 50 Min


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1 box
betty crocker pound cake mix
3/4 c
water or milk


3 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
peanut butter
1/4 to 1/3 c
2 Tbsp
unsweetened baking cocoa


1 to 2 Tbsp
strawberry preserves
2 tsp
sesame seed, toasted

How to Make Big Burger Cake


  • 1Heat oven to 300. Grease 1 1/2-quart round casserole with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2In medium bowl, beat cake mix, water and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Pour into casserole.
  • 3Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cake from casserole and place rounded side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4Cut cake horizontally into 3 equal layers. Freeze pieces uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired.
  • 5In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir 1/4 cup milk. Beat until smooth and spreadable. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a tim
  • 6Place bottom cake layer on serving plate. Frost side only of layer. Mix 3/4 cup of the remaining frosting and the cocoa; if necessary, stir in 1 to 3 teaspoons milk until spreadable. Frost top of bottom layer with part of the cocoa frosting. Place middle (hamburger) layer on top; frost top and side of middle layer with remaining cocoa frosting.
  • 7Drizzle side of middle layer with preserves to look like ketchup. Place remaining (rounded) layer on top. Frost with remaining frosting. Immediately sprinkle top of cake with sesame seed.

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About Big Burger Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: English

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