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Dessert Burger Whoopie Pies

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Dessert burger whoopie pies are the must make dessert cookout dessert. A yellow cake whoopie pie that is filled with sweets that mimic the look like a cheeseburger. Whip these cheeseburger whoopie pies up for a fun burger themed dessert.

Whoopie pies with green, yellow, and red frosting to look like a burger.

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Desserts that look like burgers are fun for cookouts, birthday parties, or a themed event. These whoopie pies are bursting with sweetness in each bite.

These Dessert Burgers Are…

  • Made with Boxed Yellow Cake Mix
  • Easy To Make
  • Layers Of Burger Themed Toppings Inside
  • Cute and Fun

Ingredients Needed

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Cocoa Cereal
  • Frosting
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

How to Make

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of creating a burger whoopie pie.

Step One: Start by preheating the oven and greasing your whoopie pie pan. Then in a bowl mix up the yellow cake mix as directed by the package.

Step Two: Then you will spoon 2 tablespoons of the cake batter into each whoopie pie space, and bake as directed. Allow the whoopie pies to cool in the pan.

Step Three: Sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds.

Step Four: In a bowl, you will mix up the chocolate frosting. Mix all the ingredients together until it forms stiff peaks then place in a piping bag with a star tip.

Step Five: To assemble you will place one whoopie pie on the bottom. Then top with some of the cereal and add frosting to help the cereal stick. (Photos 1, 2 & 3)

Collage of decorating a burger whoopie pie.

Step Six: Pipe on yellow frosting, to mimic cheese. Then red to look like a tomato, and green for lettuce. Then finally add your top whoopie pie. (Photos 4, 5 & 6)

A white platter of burger themed whoopie pies.

Storing Whoopie Pies

So this cheeseburger dessert needs to be stored in an airtight container. You can wrap each with plastic wrap to keep them extra moist and fresh.

These will also freeze if the whoopie pies. For that, I do recommend individually wrapping and then place in an airtight container or sealable bag. The pies will freeze for 3-4 months. Then thaw on the counter for an hour and enjoy.

Helpful Tips

  • Don’t overcook the cake or it will become dry. The cakes are done when you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean of wet batter.
  • You can use other flavors of frosting if you want, I found chocolate worked great for a burger look.
  • If you want get creative with toppings used in the dessert burger. I found frosting was the easiest but you can use candies as well.
  • These can be stored in the fridge or room temperature. I find room temperature is best as it keeps the cereal crunchy for longer.
Burger themed whoopie pies sitting on a white plate.

Craving More Whoopie Pie Desserts

Dessert Burger Whoopie Pies FAQs

Are whoopie pies cake?

Whoopie pies are a cake style dessert. The part of the sandwich dessert is a cake that is baked.

Can I use a different flavor of cake mix?

I find the yellow cake mix offers the perfect color of hamburger buns. But, you are welcome to use other flavors of cake mix if you choose.

Can I use homemade cake mix instead of boxed cake mix?

Go right ahead and use any homemade cake mix you would like. I just found the box cake mix would be quicker and easier to do than taking the time to make homemade.

Does this recipe double?

So if you want go right ahead and double the recipe. Just make a double batch and cook in batches in the oven. Then just whip up extra frosting as well for all the whoopie pies.

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Whoopie pie decorated with frosting to look like a burger with cheese, tomato, and lettuce.
5 from 6 votes

Dessert Burgers

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Yields 12 Whoopie Pies
Dessert burgers are a yellow cake mix whoopie pie filled with items that mimics a cheeseburger. A great cookout dessert to serve up.


  • 1 Yellow cake mix
  • ¼ Cup (37 ½ g) sesame seeds
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup (113 ½ g) sweet cream butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 Cup (244 g) milk
  • 3 Cup (84 g) cocoa rice crispy cereal
  • premade cake icing Yellow, Green and Red
  • 4 large piping bags with Large star top
  • 1 leaf tip

Chocolate Frosting:

  • ½ Cup (113 ½ g) sweet cream butter unsalted softened
  • ½ Cup (43 g) cocoa powder
  • 5 Tbsp whipping cream heavy


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a whoopie pie pan with pam baking spray
  • Using a large bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs, butter and milk until combined and smooth
  • Spoon about 2 tbsp of cake batter into the whoopie pie pans and bake in the oven for 10-12
  • minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool before removing from pan
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top
  • Chocolate frosting directions
  • Using a standing mixer, beat all chocolate ingredients, butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder
  • and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and hold peaks
  • Scoop into 1 large piping bag fitted with star tip
  • Pair the whoopie pies to their size mate
  • Remove the top and using the chocolate frosting
  • Pipe a ring around the bottom of the whoopie pie
  • Pour the chocolate rice krispy into a bowl and carefully coat the chocolate frosting
  • Squeeze the yellow frosting into another piping bag and cut the tip off
  • Squeeze and smooth the yellow frosting onto the chocolate mound. This is your cheese topping
  • Squeeze the red frosting into another piping bag and cut the tip off and pipe a thick ring of red
  • frosting around to create the ketchup
  • Squeeze the green frosting into the piping bag fitted with a leaf tip
  • Pipe leafs all over the top of the ‘ketchup’ to create a lettuce look
  • Carefully place the top whoopie pie on top and gently press down
  • Devour!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 Whoopie Pie Calories: 410kcal (21%) Carbohydrates: 48g (16%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 23g (35%) Saturated Fat: 13g (81%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 92mg (31%) Sodium: 535mg (23%) Potassium: 158mg (5%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 23g (26%) Vitamin A: 907IU (18%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 166mg (17%) Iron: 3mg (17%)

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for the clear instructions. You make these look so easy and I know the kids are absolutely going to love them!

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