You Won’t Need To Fire Up The Grill To Make These Brownie Burgers, Which Are Perfect For Dessert

Of all the kid-friendly foods out there, burgers are basically at the top of the list. And it’s easy to see why: you’ve got bread, cheese, and a meat patty, all perfectly packaged in a portable bun. That’s what makes these brownie burgers such a fun dessert. They look identical to the real thing, except that they’re made with even more fun foods that kids love, like cupcakes, brownies, and icings. Yum.

When you’re grilling, you don’t necessarily want your children around super hot surfaces (and ack, an open flame). But you won’t have to kick your kiddos out of the kitchen when you make brownie burgers, though. It’s a sweet activity that you can do with kids of any age, like having little ones use a round cookie cutter to form the “patties”, or having an older child slice the cupcakes in half horizontally. And everyone will have a blast taking frosting and adding food coloring to create the mustard and ketchup, and then scooping it into a pastry bag, or a plastic bag with the tip snipped.

So instead of cracking open the cookie jar, or scooping some ice cream, take the time to bake and decorate these brownie burgers. They just might make you crave a real burger afterwards.


Brownie Burgers

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 2 containers of vanilla frosting
  • yellow food dye
  • red food dye


  • Prepare brownie mix according to instructions and bake in a 13 x 9 in. cake pan. 
  • Prepare vanilla cake mix according to instructions and bake in cupcake wrappers.
  • Once cooled, use a small circular cookie cutter to cut out the brownie “burgers”. 
  • Remove cupcake wrappers from each cupcake and slice in half, forming top and bottom “buns”.
  • Put brownie burgers on top of bun bottoms. 
  • Add ketchup frosting to a large plastic food storage bag and snip the corner to allow for piping. 
  • Do the same for the mustard frosting.
  • Pipe ketchup on each burger and pipe mustard, too
  • Top each decorated burger with its top bun.
Keyword kid-friendly food
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