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Burgers And Dogs On The Grill Cake Recipe

Burgers And Dogs On The Grill Cake Recipe

This Great Cake Contest entry was submitted by marcellag from Orefield, Pennsylvania: We had a friend over for burgers and dogs. I wanted a cake to go with the theme of the dinner. This was my first attempt at making a grill cake.

What you'll need

  • Cake Ingredients
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C rum
  • 4 eggs
  • Glaze Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C rum
  • Frosting
  • 1 tub (8-ounces) Cool Whip
  • 1 small package chocolate instant pudding
  • 1/2 - 1 C milk
  • About 1 C powdered sugar
  • Black food paste
  • Decorating
  • Blackberry jam - homemade or purchased - optional

How to make it

  1. Cake: You can use any boxed cake mix you wish or your favorite cake recipe. I used a rum cake that we love. Rum Cake: Do not follow directions on the cake box. Grease and flour two or three 8" pans. Mix all cake ingredients as listed. Pour into pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 - 60 minutes or until tested done with a toothpick. Leave in pan and allow to cool before glazing.
  2. Glazing: Melt butter in pan. Add water and sugar; boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Then add Rum. Allow to glaze to cool slightly. With cake still in the pans, prick each cake layer with toothpick. Pour glaze over cake, allowing it to soak into the cake.
  3. Frosting: Mix milk with pudding. Slowly add pudding mixture into Cool Whip until you get the color you want. I used about 1/2 - 3/4 of the pudding mixture. Add powdered sugar to thicken up. Refrigerate to allow it to firm up.
  4. Assembling: Place 1 cake layer on serving platter - place a little jam on top, top with 2nd layer, a little more jam, then the 3rd layer.
  5. Decorating: Frost sides of cake with brown frosting. There should be some frosting left. Put about 1 cup into a small bowl. Add a very little bit of black food paste (use a toothpick) to get a nice gray color. Frost the top with gray icing. Use decorating gel to draw grate lines on top of the grill. I took the some of the candies apart so that I had individual hamburgers and hot dogs. I put a few on the grill along with some buns for toasting."