This Cheeseburger Cake Is Exactly What You Need At Your Next Burger Bash — Here's The Mind-Blowing Recipe

I've seen people make burger cakes a ton, and I've always wanted to try one. So when my Big Mac-obsessed best friend turned 23, I knew I had to try this cheeseburger cake recipe. This cake is fairly simple, yet pretty time consuming. I even had to blow off my friend on her birthday to work on this cake... oops! Layered between two "buns" of champagne cake lies a chocolate "patty" cake topped with fondant cheese and lettuce. After all, there's no better combination than champagne, chocolate, burgers, and birthdays!

The trickiest part about making this cake is the top "bun." Even though you're making it with an oven-safe bowl, make sure you spray your bowl with baking spray until it's completely coated with a disgusting amount of spray. The top half of my top "bun" got stuck to the bottom of the pan (even though I sprayed a ton of baking spray in there), leaving it a bit crumbled looking in the end. After consulting with a friend about it (I was stressing quite a bit), she said it gave it more of a natural look. After all, when was the last time your Big Mac actually looked anything like the advertisement?!

Oh, and if for some reason you attempt to make this cake and it severely fails? Go to McDonald's, and order 10 Big Macs and two large fries. Eat one of the large fries on your walk home, and then build a cake out of the remaining fries and burgers like this one I made below!

Or, try out these adorable Krispops (which you can order through


For buns:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup champagne

For patty:

  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk

For toppings:

  • Fondant
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • Rice Krispies


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • 2 nine-inch cake pans
  • Nine-inch oven-safe mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Cake stand


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your "bun" ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Divide batter between the nine-inch cake pan and a nine-inch mixing bowl.

2. Bake the pan for 20 minutes and the bowl for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean for both.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all "patty" ingredients. Pour batter into the other nine-inch cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

4. Let the cakes cool completely. Place the flat "bun" cake onto your cake stand, and top it with your "patty" cake.

5. Divide fondant into two pieces, and mix each piece with desired food coloring.

6. Top your "patty" with fondant. Place the bowl "bun" on top of the fondant.

7. Top your cake with Rice Krispies to mimic sesame seeds, and enjoy!

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