Make your subsequent gathering extra-cute with this enjoyable Hamburger Cake! Layers of French savarin cake are stacked with ganache-glazed chocolate truffles for a cheeseburger lookalike.
It’s been some time since I’ve made a enjoyable cake, and because it’s nonetheless cookout season I made a decision to make a hamburger cake. I needed it to be actually scrumptious, and one thing that doesn’t require a whole lot of frosting or difficult adorning. The ‘bun’ wanted to look naturally hamburger bun-shaped straight from the pan. Nonetheless, unfrosted truffles dry out shortly. So I actually needed to put my considering cap on. I discovered the reply in a basic pastries e-book. The French savarin cake – which is yeast-risen, syrup soaked delicacy. And one thing with yeast in it is smart for a ‘burger bun’ cake, proper? The citrusy easy syrup retains it tender and moist.
A basic French cake.
It’s true that something described as ‘French’ in baking or pastry is also described as advanced. However this savarin cake is just not arduous to make. As a result of it has somewhat yeast within the batter, it should rise for about an hour. Then you definitely’ll bake it to golden brown. After the cake is completed, drench the truffles with citrusy easy syrup proper of their pans.
Talking of pans, you’ll want an 8-inch half ball pan for the highest burger bun. And an 8×3 inch spherical cake pan (or two 8×2 inch cake pans).
Subsequent, work on the ‘hamburger patties’. This can be a easy one bowl chocolate cake recipe that makes two 8-inch rounds. Glaze them with a easy ganache with chopped almonds combined in. This can be a scrumptious mixture and the top consequence appears to be like bumpy like a fried meat patty. Make room in your fridge, as a result of these layers have to arrange earlier than you layer up the truffles.
Double decker with cheese.
Lower the spherical 8-inch cake into two layers. Use one for the underside ‘bun’ layer. Then add a ‘hamburger patty’ layer on prime.
Proceed to construct the cake, including slices of fondant ‘cheese’ buttercream ‘lettuce’ and a few fondant tomato slices. Now, I do know I’m not fooling anybody with that ‘lettuce’, nevertheless it makes the cake actually cute and virtually cartoon-y! Use a big rose petal tip (#128) with the small finish pointed towards the sting of the cake. Then pipe an undulating ribbon of buttercream across the prime edge.
Add on extra layers of savarin, chocolate cake, extra buttercream, and a few fondant ‘tomatoes’. Should you completely can’t abide fondant in your cake, then use tinted marzipan or modeling chocolate.
Place the bowl-shaped savarin on prime and dowel all of the layers along with a 12″ skewer. Add some pink reward tissue with tape on prime and also you’ll have an extra-large fancy-looking ‘toothpick’.
Toss on some toasted sesame seeds for a cute crowning glory. They stick naturally due to the savarin syrup. The one factor left to do is slice and revel in. Wouldn’t this be a enjoyable birthday cake? Simply add candles!
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8 inch spherical half ball cake pan for savarin cake
8×3 inch spherical cake pan (two 8×2 inch pans) for savarin cake
8×2 inch cake pans (2) for chocolate cake layers
Giant rose petal decorator piping tip #128
Disposable rubber gloves
Savarin truffles (Hamburger bun)
- Flour-based baking spray for pans
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons instantaneous yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup complete milk
- 12 giant eggs
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice
Chocolate truffles (meat patties)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweet darkish cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 giant eggs
- 1 cup complete milk at room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil I like sunflower seed oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup sizzling water or sizzling espresso
Chocolate ganache glaze
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon clear corn syrup for shiny end
- 1 cup complete almonds coarsely chopped
Garnishes (lettuce, tomato, cheese)
- 3 oz. pink fondant prepared made
- 3 oz. white fondant prepared made
- Orange gel meals shade
- Neon yellow gel meals shade
- 1 1/2 cups American buttercream
- Neon inexperienced gel meals shade
- 2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the milk, eggs, and zest. Beat till a thick batter varieties, about 5 minutes.
With the mixer operating, add the butter 1 tablespoon at a time till the batter is easy.
Coat an 8 inch half ball cake pan with flour-based baking spray. Additionally coat one 8×3 inch spherical cake pan (or two 8×2 inch pans). Divide the batter evenly between the pans. Unfold evenly with a rubber spatula. Cowl with plastic wrap and let rise till the cake is puffed to fill the pan about 2/3 full, half-hour to 1 hour, relying on how heat your kitchen is.
In the meantime preheat the oven to 350°F. When the truffles are raised, bake them till nicely set and golden brown. About 40 minutes for the 8×3 inch pan, and 50 minutes for the ball pan. Relaxation the truffles within the pans whilst you put together the syrup.
In a big saucepan, mix the sugar, water and lemon juice. Stir to mix.
Prepare dinner over medium-high warmth till the sugar is dissolved. Take away and pour within the orange liqueur or orange juice. Take away to chill barely.
Flip the savarin truffles out of their pans onto a wire cooling rack. Stage the truffles with a serrated knife if they’ve topped. Place 1 cup of syrup into every of the pans and return the truffles to the pans. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour the remaining syrup over every cake. Cowl and let relaxation till the syrup has absorbed. Cowl the cake pans and refrigerate in a single day.
Chocolate truffles (meat patties)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat two 8-inch cake pans with flour-based baking spray and lined the bottoms with parchment rounds (or grease and flour and line).
Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, mix the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk nicely to mix. Add the eggs milk, oil, and vanilla. Combine nicely. Stir within the sizzling water or espresso. Combine nicely; batter can be skinny. Divide the batter evenly between the pans.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or till a toothpick tester inserted close to the middle comes out clear. Cool within the pans for five minutes, after which flip them out to a wire rack to chill utterly.
Chocolate ganache glaze
Place the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a big microwave-safe bowl. Warmth the combination within the microwave for 1 minute at 100% energy. Let the combination stand for 1 minute. Use a whisk to stir the 2 substances collectively till a thick constant chocolate ganache varieties. Stir within the corn syrup. Fold within the almonds with a rubber spatula.
Place the chocolate truffles on the wire rack over a big baking sheet. Pour the glaze over the truffles, permitting the chocolate ganache to spill over the perimeters of the cake. Use an offset spatula to put chocolate in naked spots. Refrigerate the truffles on the rack till the ganache is about, about 1 hour.
Assemble and embellish
Knead the pink fondant nicely on a frivolously confectioners’ sugar-dusted work floor. Roll right into a ball and lower into 6 wedges. Flatten wedges to half-moon shapes; switch to a plate, cowl with plastic wrap, and put aside.
Knead the white fondant nicely on a frivolously confectioners’ sugar dusted work floor. Add a drop of orange meals shade and two drops of the yellow meals shade on the fondant. With gloved fingers, knead the colour into the fondant. Add extra meals shade as wanted to realize the hue of sliced American cheese. Roll the fondant flat to 1/8-inch thickness. Lower into two 4-inch squares. Lower every sq. in half to create two triangle formed items of ‘cheese”. You need to have a complete of 4 ‘cheese’ triangles. Switch to a plate and canopy with plastic wrap. Put aside.
Combine the buttercream frosting as directed within the linked recipe. Tint the buttercream with neon inexperienced meals shade to create a vivid inexperienced hue. Switch to a disposable piping bag fitted with the massive petal tip. Put aside.
Fastidiously lower (torte) the 8-inch spherical savarin cake horizontally in two. Do that whereas the cake is chilled so the cake is agency and holds collectively nicely. These two items would be the backside and center buns. Place one piece on an 8-inch cake board. Run a small sharp knife across the backside edges of the chocolate glazed truffles. Carry one from the wire rack and onto the primary layer of savarin. Place two ‘cheese’ triangles overhanging the perimeters of the chocolate cake to the back and front of the cake. Pipe a thick undulating ribbon of inexperienced buttercream across the prime fringe of the chocolate cake and over the ‘cheese’. Do that with the small finish of the piping tip pointed towards you, with the massive open finish pointing towards the center of the cake. High the chocolate cake ‘meat patty’ with the second savarin spherical.
Place the remaining two cheese slices to the left and proper aspect of the chocolate cake, overhanging the perimeters as earlier than. Pipe two rows of ‘lettuce across the prime fringe of the cake. Place ‘tomato’ wedges well-spaced, over the lettuce.
Lastly, place the dome savarin on prime. Sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds. Dowell the cake during the highest center right down to the underside with the 12” skewer.
Refrigerate the cake till about one hour earlier than serving. Deliver to room temperature or serve barely chilled.
Should you’re not a fan of fondant, ready-made marzipan or modeling chocolate will work as a replacement.
Sesame seeds will be bought pre-toasted, or you may toast them in a saucepan over medium warmth for about 3 minutes till golden brown.