Do you think your suite is already too hot in this heat? Well, make it hotter by baking some cupcake hamburgers!

To celebrate the first Senior Night of the school year, many students—not all of whom are seniors—made their way down Amsterdam to enjoy a great Wednesday night. Bwog staff? Some might have been there. One of them, however, was busy cooking up a delicious hamburger right in her suite’s oven.

A delicious hamburger? In the oven? Bwog, wouldn’t it make more sense to sear a hamburger?

Yes. Yes, it would. If it was normal, but this was a cupcake burger. Let me explain.

The night actually started Sunday night when a Bwog Staffer went downtown with a colleague. On their way out, they ran into Uncle Sam, Bwog Staffer’s suitemate. That same night, Bwog Staffer asked her colleague to bake dessert with her in one of their new suites. The night was set, marked in both Google Calendars: Wednesday night. 9:30 pm.

Monday night rolls around, and Bwog Staffer, attending the Bwog Meeting, pitched to write a “Cooking With Bwog” article. She updated her colleague about her news, and they were both more than excited for the big day. That’s when it became Wednesday night, and Bwog Staffer and her colleague decided to have a little bit more fun: they gave themselves a biological timer to complete the baking process by enjoying a pre-baking delicacy.

Their delicious treat, on the other hand, is made using the following recipe.


  • One box of yellow cake mix
  • One box of brownie mix
  • White icing
  • Green food coloring
  • About 1⅔ cups of water (for box mixes)
  • About five eggs (for box mixes)
  • About ⅖ cup of vegetable oil (for box mixes)


  1. Use a large mixing bowl (or tupperware) to vigorously beat the yellow cake batter for two minutes.
  2. Use a slightly smaller bowl to stroke the brownie batter 50 times.
  3. Line a 24-cupcake-pan with cupcake liners.
  4. Pour the yellow cake batter into 12 cupcake liners to the brim (this is important for later).
  5. Divide the brownie mix into the 12 cupcake liners.
  6. Bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes and the brownies for about 30 minutes (you do want them to be a little overcooked as it adds to the burger experience), taking each part out of the oven when they’re ready. This might be difficult if your oven doesn’t even distribute its heat. If this happens, try putting the tray(s) on the top shelf of the oven as they may experience a better bake.
  7. While you wait for them (and yourself) to finish baking, attempt to complete as much homework as you can before the (biological) timer goes off.
  8. Remove all trays from the oven, and let them cool for about 10 minutes.
  9. Cut the overflowing tops off the cupcakes and try to make them look more hamburger-bun-shaped.
  10. Cut all the cupcakes in half.
  11. Cut the tops off of the brownies.
  12. Mix about ¼ cup of white frosting with green food coloring. 
  13. Use a knife to apply the “lettuce” to the top of the “burger.”
  14. Use a different knife (or the same knife, no one’s judging) to apply the “mayo” to the top side of the bottom “bun.”
  15. Assemble the hamburger and put “sesame seeds” on top of the top “bun.”
  16. Enjoy them! We know you’ll be hungry!
This is what it should look like when you’re done. See how hamburger-y it looks! Mmm delicious! I just want to just reach my hand into the computer and grab it.

An unsuspicious cover photo via Bwog Archives