Hamburger Cupcakes and Cookie French Fries

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You’ve had hamburgers. You’ve had fries. You’ve had cupcakes. You’ve had cookies. But have you ever had cupcakes that looked like hamburgers, and cookies that looked like fries? Welcome, friends, to a magical world where up is down, left is right, and dinner is actually dessert! This is gonna be good.

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With Father’s Day fast approaching, I’ve had “dude food” on the brain. You know what I mean: those stereotypical meals that guys love to love. I’m talking steaks, beer, ribs, and of course, hamburgers and fries. But this is the Oh Nuts blog! We’re not here for savory things–we’re here for sweets, and lots of them. So that dude food needs to be sugar- approved. Enter: the hamburger cupcake.

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This hamburger look-alike is made entirely from sweet things–we have a cupcake bun, frosting ketchup and mustard, fruit leather lettuce, strawberry tomatoes, and a hamburger patty that’s basically a giant truffle. Put it all together, and you have one beautiful–and delicious!–dessert burger.

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But that’s not all! What’s a burger without fries? These fries are actually sugar cookies, cut into thin sticks and baked until golden and crispy. Serve them with a side of frosting ketchup, and you’re guaranteed to make everyone do a double take!

Ready to learn how to make these fun dessert burgers and fries? Here’s what you need!

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yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 8 fl oz (1 cup) heavy cream
  • 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 16 oz prepared sugar cookie dough
  • Prepared vanilla frosting
  • Red, orange, and yellow food coloring
  • 12 jumbo cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Corn syrup
  • Fresh strawberries, thinly sliced into rounds
  • Green fruit leather or Fruit Roll-Ups

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First, make the “hamburger patties.” These are made from chocolate ganache, which is exactly what truffles are made of. So if you’re thinking these burgers are going to be melt-in-your-mouth delicious, you’re right.

Place the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring it to a simmer. While the cream is heating, put the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Once the cream has bubbles around the edges of the pan, but is not yet at a boil, pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips.

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Let it sit for 1 minute to soften the chocolate, then gently whisk them together until the chocolate is completely melted, smooth, and shiny. Press a layer of cling wrap on top of the chocolate, and refrigerate for about 1 hour, until the ganache has thickened slightly and has a texture similar to peanut butter. You don’t want it to be rock-hard, but it needs to have a frosting-like consistency so it will hold its shape when you pipe it into patties.

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Once it’s thickened, line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. You can freehand the patties, or if you want to be precise, draw 12 circles about the size of the jumbo cupcakes onto the parchment. Transfer the ganache to a piping bag fitted with a round tip, or a large plastic bag with a hole snipped in the corner. Pipe 12 circles of ganache onto the baking sheet, then refrigerate until firm. (About 30-45 minutes).  You can place the sheet in the freezer to speed up the process, if you’d like.

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While you wait for the ganache to set, it’s time to make cookie dough fries! This is WAY better than throwing frozen potatoes into a deep fryer, I promise. Start by preheating the oven to 350 F, and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the cookie dough out to a thin layer, less than ½-inch thick.

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Use a pizza wheel or sharp knife to cut it into thin rectangles about the size of French fries. They will probably spread while baking, so err on the side of thinner strips of dough.

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Transfer the cookie sticks to the baking sheets, and bake at 350 F for about 8-10 minutes, until golden around the edges. Cool completely.

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Divide the frosting between two bowls: put about 2/3 of it in one bowl, and 1/3 of it in a second bowl. Stir red food coloring into the larger bowl until it is the shade of ketchup. Add yellow and a touch of orange frosting to the smaller bowl, to make a mustard shade. Fill two plastic bags with the ketchup and mustard, and snip a small corner from each bag to make a makeshift piping bag.

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Next, turn those cupcakes into hamburger buns! Slice each cupcake in half. If they seem a little too tall to be buns, trim them from the middle to make them bun-sized. I ended up slicing rounds that were about 1/2-inch tall from each cupcake–you can toss the extra, or save it to nibble on later.

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Brush the top of each cupcake with corn syrup (you can thin it out with water if it’s too thick to easily work with) and sprinkle the top of each bun with a generous pinch of sesame seeds.

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Now for the fun part! When the chocolate patties are firm, it’s time to assemble! Pipe a squiggle of red “ketchup” frosting onto the bottom of a cupcake, and top with a few wrinkled pieces of green fruit leather to look like lettuce. Add a chocolate patty, then a few slices of strawberry “tomatoes,” and finish with a squiggle of yellow “mustard” frosting. Add the sesame-topped cupcake on top to finish the hamburgers.

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Serve these dessert burgers with a side of cookie French fries and extra ketchup frosting! They may look like burgers, but they taste like gourmet cupcakes. Between the frosting, thick layer of ultra-rich ganache, and tangy berries and fruit leather, there are so many fun flavors and textures going on! I guarantee that everyone–dudes and non-dudes alike–will love these.

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As always, an easily printable recipe and pin-able image are below. Enjoy!

Hamburger Cupcakes and Cookie French Fries
 
Author:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 8 fl oz (1 cup) heavy cream
  • 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 16 oz prepared sugar cookie dough
  • Prepared vanilla frosting
  • Red, orange, and yellow food coloring
  • 12 jumbo cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Corn syrup
  • Fresh strawberries, thinly sliced into rounds
  • Green fruit leather or Fruit Roll-Ups
Instructions
  1. First, make the chocolate ganache “hamburger patties.” Place the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring it to a simmer. While the cream is heating, put the chocolate chips in a medium bowl.
  2. Once the cream has bubbles around the edges of the pan, but is not yet at a boil, pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for 1 minute to soften the chocolate, then gently whisk them together until the chocolate is completely melted, smooth, and shiny. Press a layer of cling wrap on top of the chocolate, and refrigerate for about 1 hour, until the ganache has thickened slightly and has a texture similar to peanut butter. You don’t want it to be rock-hard, but it needs to have a frosting-like consistency so it will hold its shape when you pipe it into patties.
  3. Once it’s thickened, line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. You can freehand the patties, or if you want to be precise, draw 12 circles about the size of the jumbo cupcakes onto the parchment. Transfer the ganache to a piping bag fitted with a round tip, or a large plastic bag with a hole snipped in the corner. Pipe 12 circles of ganache onto the baking sheet, then refrigerate until firm. You can place the sheet in the freezer to speed up the process, if you’d like.
  4. While you wait for the ganache to set, prepare the cookie dough fries. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the cookie dough out to a thin layer, less than ½-inch thick. Use a pizza wheel or sharp knife to cut it into thin rectangles about the size of French fries. Transfer the cookie sticks to the baking sheets, and bake at 350 F for about 8-10 minutes, until golden around the edges. Cool completely.
  5. Divide the frosting between two bowls: put about ⅔ of it in one bowl, and ⅓ of it in a second bowl. Stir red food coloring into the larger bowl until it is the shade of ketchup. Add yellow and a touch of orange frosting to the smaller bowl, to make a mustard shade. Fill two plastic bags with the ketchup and mustard, and snip a small corner from each bag to make a makeshift piping bag.
  6. Next, prepare the hamburger buns. Slice each cupcake in half. If they seem a little too tall to be buns, trim them from the middle to make them bun-sized. Brush the top of each cupcake with corn syrup (you can thin it out with water if it’s too thick to easily work with) and sprinkle with a generous pinch of sesame seeds.
  7. When the chocolate patties are firm, it’s time to assemble! Pipe a squiggle of red “ketchup” frosting onto the bottom of a cupcake, and top with a few wrinkled pieces of green fruit leather to look like lettuce. Add a chocolate patty, then a few slices of strawberry “tomatoes,” and finish with a squiggle of yellow “mustard” frosting. Add the sesame-topped cupcake on top to finish the hamburgers.
  8. Serve these dessert burgers with a side of cookie French fries and extra ketchup frosting!

 

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All text and images (c) Elizabeth LaBau

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