Ever had a Juicy Lucy?
We all know there’s nothing better than a burger. Unless it’s a Juicy Lucy, which one-ups a regular burger as it is two patties stuffed with a hot gooey, cheesy center (Beware: That first bite can be dangerous!). It sounds odd to the uninitiated, but the Juicy Lucy is truly a burger graduated to the proverbial next level.
So it’s easy to see then, how the new Fun-da-middle cupcakes, with their ingenious creamy filling, could take the Burger CUPCAKE to a completely new and previously unimagined realm. The “Juicy Lucy” Burger Cupcake is everything that you would expect in its less-adorned bretheren – a faux “bun” studded with sesame seeds and a stylized application of various icings and colored coconut for visual tomfoolery. The filling adds both the “juicy” and the “lucy”! So let’s ask the question a different way – what could be more fun than a tiny burger cupcake? A “Juicy Lucy” Burger Cupcake, that’s what!
The best part – this is super easy. Prepare the Fun-da-middles according to package directions (I used the yellow cake/white filling mix.). Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake as directed. Let the cupcakes cool completely then remove the paper wrappers.
Slice each cupcake in half.
Add a circle of chocolate frosting on each “bottom bun”.
Add colored coconut “lettuce”.
Pipe on red and yellow frosting to simulate ketchup and mustard.
Place (don’t press) a “top bun” on each frosted bottom half. Refrigerate the cupcakes until 20 minutes to serving time. (Keeping the cupcakes cold will help the frosting maintain its shape – otherwise the burgers can compress and look a bit flat and melty!).
Hope you enjoy!
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!