No need to light the grill for these patties. I'm guessing you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you these sliders weren't hamburgers at all but actually sweet cupcakes, would you? Well believe it! For all the grill pros and hamburger lovers in your life, make all their birthday wishes and dreams come true -- blowing out the candle atop a big birthday brownie burger cupcake.

To create these scrumptious layers, start with a box of yellow cake mix for those fluffy buns. Next, sandwich a brownie in between with red, yellow, and green icing for all your must-have condiments. Tip: add "cheese" to your hamburger by using orange fondant or heating orange candy melt and spread evenly over your chocolate hamburger patty.


1 box Yellow Cake Mix

1 box Brownie Mix (I use Ghirardelli)

16 ounces Icing (store bought or homemade from favorite recipe)

3 Food Coloring (1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow)


Yellow cake mix = Buns

Brownie mix = Patties

Colored Icing = Lettuce, ketchup, and mustard

-Make yellow cake mix according to box. You can use paper liners, but I find it better using none and spray the pan holes with cooking spray.

-Fill the individual cupcake holes less than you normally would (about 1/2 way) and bake according to box or until a toothpick comes out clean.

-Take cupcakes out and let them cool for at least 20 minutes

-Prepare brownie mix according to the box. Bake preferrably in a 10 x 14 pan so that the brownie patties are thin.

-While brownies are baking, cut cupakes in half horizontally

-After the brownies are done cooking, let them cool for 30 minutes

-Next, divide Icing into three separate mixing bowls. Put yellow food coloring in one, red in another, and green in the last one. Mix and keep adding food coloring until desired color.

-Once brownies are cooled, cut "patties" with a round cookie cutter or with the rim of a cup to a size similar of the cupcakes.

-On the bottom half of the cupcake (the bottom bun) squeeze icing in a zigzag shape around the circle so that the "lettuce" is visible on the outside. Add a dot in the center so the pattie will stick.

-Lay the brownie patty on top of the icing

-Drizzle the red and yellow icing around the top of the patty until you get desired look

-Add the top cupcake bun

-Enjoy! :)

OPTIONAL- For a more realistic look, you can add sesame seeds to the top bun.

IMPORTANT- After you have completed every burger, let them sit out for at least 25 minutes. If they go directly into a closed container, top buns will become very sticky.

What cupcake is complete without cream cheese icing?

Brownie time!