Hi Sweet Readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful day celebrating the father’s day last Sunday. I got to spend some time talking with my dad on the phone, and I am so glad! Here is something my son and I made for my husband. “Burger and Fries” it’s not dinner, it’s dessert! This Father’s day recipes are just the ticket to satisfy Dad’s cravings.
When I saw these on Bakerella’s site, I knew I had to make them. They are so irresistibly cute! The buns are made from cupcakes. The burger patties are brownies, and the ketchup, mustard, and lettuce are different colored icings. And topped off with real sesame seeds to give it’s authentic burger look. Also, you can’t have a burger without fries. So we have sugar cookie french fries on the side. They are just as addicting as the real ones.
As far as the recipe goes, you can make everything from scratch, including the cupcakes, brownies, frosting, and cookies, or you can use mixes to speed up the process a little like me.
- 1 box standard yellow-cake mix
- 1 standard brownie mix baked to 1-inch thickness on a rimmed cookie sheet
- 2 tablespoons water
- Sesame seeds
- Red, green and yellow icing colors (I used wilton gel colors)
- Vanilla cream frosting
- ½ standard sugar-cookie mix
- 2 tbs granulated sugar to sprinkle
I used Betty Crocker mixes and frosting.
Buns /Vanilla cupcakes: From a mix, bake as directed. I substitute milk for the water and one egg with 2 tbsp water mixed with 1 tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp of baking powder. It makes 22-24 cupcakes. Cool completely.
Burgers/Brownies: Make brownies directed on box. Line pan with foil and grease the foil. Bake as directed – do not overbake! Cool completely. Lift brownies out with foil and turn onto a cutting board. Use a 2″ round cutter to cut out as many circles as you can.
Sugar cookies/Fries: Make dough according to the instructions. After letting the dough chill an hour or so, roll it out and just cut strips with a knife or pizza cutter. I used my ever so handy Pasta Rolling Cutter. Bake and roll each strip on granulated sugar while still warm and it will stay on there really well.
Frosting: Betty crocker vanilla cream frosting Divide into three bowl. Tint that one green (lettuce). Tint the other two yellow (mustard) and red (ketchup). I used Wilton colors. Place each color in a ziploc bag and snip a small tip off one corner.
Cut in half for buns. Place Brownie circle on lower half. Gently squeeze out the mustard and ketchup first. Then the lettuce in more of a squiggly design. Place the top of the bun on and press gently. Now for the finishing touch. Dab a few drops of water on the top of cupcakes with your finger. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and they’ll stick.
This is a bit time-consuming, since there are so many steps. But the smiles they bring make it all worth it. Obviously, you can make these for any occasions Summer party, BBQ party, baby shower etc. Think of upcoming 4th of July project for the kids while the adults drink margaritas. They will love it like my son. So enjoy your party with this yummy dessert!