Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday – Hamburger Cake

Written by sww
We are bringing back Foodie Friday!

In this team we love to cook special creations and The Sims is the best inspiration. We will share some amazing recipes with which you can bring some Sims in Real Life.

To celebrate that we’re back with our (bi) weekly article we’re starting with Hamburger Cake! I thought it was just a funny cake for The Sims 4 Up all Night pack but there are Real Life versions of it!


In Game Recipe
Hamburger Cake by Food Network Kitchen
Big Burger Cake by Betty Crocker
Mini Hamburger Cake Recipe by How to Cook that
Hamburger Cupcakes by Duncan Hines

In Game Recipe

The Sims 4 Up All Night  – Hamburger Cake
Skill level: 1
Cost: §25

Hamburger Cake by Food Network Kitchen



  • Cooking spray
  • 2 18 .25-ounce boxes chocolate cake mix
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup green decorating sugar or granulated sugar
  • 8 spearmint leaf gummy candies
  • 3 ounces orange rolled fondant (available at craft stores)
  • Cornstarch, for dusting
  • 1 16 -ounce tub vanilla frosting
  • 1 16 -ounce tub chocolate frosting
  • 3/4 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons crispy rice cereal


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees ºF – 175 ºC.
  2. Spray a 2 1/2-quart ovenproof bowl and two 8-inch-round cake pans with cooking spray.
  3. Beat the cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil in a large bowl with a mixer.
  4. Divide the batter among the bowl and pans; bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 25 minutes for the pans and about 45 minutes for the bowl.
  5. Cool in the pans 15 minutes, then unmold onto racks.
  6. Make the lettuce: Sprinkle some green or white sugar on a cutting board.
  7. Roll out the spearmint candies to 1/8 inch thick with a rolling pin, sprinkling with more sugar to keep the candies from sticking.
  8. Cut each flattened gummy piece into 3 strips.
  9. Fold each strip accordion-style to make ruffles; pinch the ends together.
  10. Make the cheese: Roll out the orange fondant on a cornstarch-dusted surface to about 1/8 inch thick.
  11. Trim the fondant into a 7-inch square; cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  12. Trim the top of 1 round cake and the flat side of the bowl cake to make them level; crumble the trimmings.
  13. Mix the vanilla frosting, 4 tablespoons chocolate frosting and the yellow and red food coloring in a bowl to make a light brown frosting.
  14. Make the bottom bun: Put the trimmed round cake on a serving plate or cake board.
  15. Frost with some of the light brown frosting.
  16. Arrange the gummy-candy ruffles around the edge of the cake.
  17. Make the patty: Spread the remaining chocolate frosting over the top and sides of the untrimmed round cake.
  18. Press the crumbled cake trimmings into the frosting.
  19. Assemble the burger: Put the chocolate patty on the bottom bun, then drape the orange fondant on top.
  20. Frost the bowl-shaped cake with the remaining light brown frosting; place on the patty.
  21. Press the rice cereal into the frosting.


Big Burger Cake by Betty Crocker



  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ pound cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water or milk
  • 2 eggs Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed, toasted


  1. Heat oven to 300ºF – 150 ºC.
  2. Grease 1 1/2-quart round casserole with shortening; lightly flour.
  3. In 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.
  4. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool 10 minutes; remove cake from casserole and place rounded side up on cooling rack.
  6. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  7. Cut cake horizontally into 3 equal layers.
  8. Freeze pieces uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired.
  9. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed.
  10. Stir 1/4 cup milk.
  11. Beat until smooth and spreadable. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time.
  12. Place bottom cake layer on serving plate.
  13. Frost side only of layer.
  14. Mix 3/4 cup of the remaining frosting and the cocoa; if necessary, stir in 1 to 3 teaspoons milk until spreadable.
  15. Frost top of bottom layer with part of the cocoa frosting.
  16. Place middle (hamburger) layer on top; frost top and side of middle layer with remaining cocoa frosting.
  17. Drizzle side of middle layer with preserves to look like ketchup.
  18. Place remaining (rounded) layer on top.
  19. Frost with remaining frosting.
  20. Immediately sprinkle top of cake with sesame seed.


Mini Hamburger Cake Recipe by How to Cook that

Muffin Rolls:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • milk to make 1 cup total liquid
  • sesame seeds to top (optional)
  • Combine dry ingredients (except sesame seeds).
  1. In a seperate whisk together wet ingredients.
  2. Mix the two together until just combined.
  3. Pipe onto a baking tray, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake at 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Meat Pattie:

  • 55ml cream(35% fat)
  • 100g (3.53 ounces) milk chocolate
  1. 5 of the roll halves from above.

Lettuce Fudge:

  • 75g (2.65 ounces) or 1/3 cup cream (35% fat)
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 40g (1.41 ounces) butter
  • 120g (4.23 ounces) white chocoalte
  • extra tablespoon cream
  • green food colouring
  1. Heat the cream, sugar and butter in the microwave for 2 minutes, stir, 2 minutes, stir, then a final 2 minutes.


  • Raspberry or other red soft lollies

Caramel Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Microwave on high heat in 30 second bursts, stirring each time until thick and bubbling.


  • 100g (3.53 ounces) White chocolate
  • yellow powdered or oil based food colour


Hamburger Cupcakes



  • Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix
  • Duncan Hines Classic Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 2 cans Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Sesame seeds
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Cocktail toothpicks
  • 6 Large eggs
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Bake vanilla cupcakes with Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix according to directions on box. DO NOT use cupcake liners, but grease and flour the pan so they easily pop out.
  2. Bake chocolate cupcakes using Duncan Hines Classic Devil’s Food Cake Mix according to directions on box (either use 2 cupcake trays or thoroughly clean between vanilla & chocolate batches). Again, DO NOT use cupcake liners.
  3. When vanilla cupcakes are cool, cut them in half horizontal-wise with a serrated knife to create the “bun.”
  4. When chocolate cupcakes are cool, cut them in half horizontal-wise and save the cupcake top as the “meat.” You can discard the bottoms
  5. Use ample amounts of food coloring to mix a batch of red icing (“ketchup”) and another batch of yellow icing (“mustard”)
  6. Pour some of the coconut in a bowl and pour a few drops of green food coloring in it. Stir with a fork until the coconut is light green in color like “lettuce”
  7. Lightly dampen burger “lids” with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds so they stick a little.
  8. To create the burger layers…put red icing on the bottom bun, then add the “meat,” then add the yellow icing, then sprinkle the lettuce on top, then add the lid.
  9. Finish by using a cocktail toothpick to keep it all together!
  10. Note: If you’re in a hurry, you can purchase the red and yellow pre-colored icing in a tube.
  11. Note: Beware of heavily colored icing, it can stain!


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