Hamburger Cupcakes

by Jeanne Benedict

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These chocolate cupcakes, dipped in orange chocolate to resemble a bun and garnished with fruit roll-up lettuce and tomatoes, will be a big hit with kids. Try them at a Super Bowl party or a tailgating event.


  • Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes, cool, and remove the paper cup. Cut the tops off half of the cupcakes to use as the top hamburger buns.
  • You’ll need about 1/2 cup of orange chocolate Candy Melt chips (available at Michaels or Wilton online) for each cupcake.
  • Melt Candy Melt chips in 1-cup batches in a small microwaveable bowl. Restock your chocolate as necessary throughout the decorating process.
  • Place a sheet of wax paper on your work surface. Dip the bottoms of the whole cupcakes in the melted orange chocolate and place them on the wax paper to set.
  • Dip the entire cupcake tops in melted orange chocolate and place them on the wax paper to set.
  • When chocolate has hardened, pick up the cupcakes and gently break off any excess from the bottom. Re-melt the chocolate it necessary and dip the cupcakes again. If the chocolate isn’t as smooth as you would like, use a small offset spatula or butter knife to smooth the surface.
  • Immediately after the final dip of the cupcake tops, sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Allow chocolate to harden on all cupcakes before decorating.
  • Cut green fruit roll-ups into circles for lettuce and red fruit roll-ups into smaller circles for tomatoes.
  • To assemble Hamburger Cupcakes, place fruit roll-up lettuce and tomatoes directly on chocolate cupcake, which should resemble the beef patty, and top with a chocolate-dipped “bun.”

(I originally designed this cupcake as a Contributing Editor and Lifestyle Party Expert for

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