Ingredients

Cake layers
flour
1.25 cup
300 g
10.50 oz
9.90 fl oz
baking soda
0.50 tsp
2.46 ml
baking powder
2 tsp
9.84 ml
salt
2 tsp
9.84 ml
buttermilk
1.25 cup
300 g
10.50 oz
9.90 fl oz
eggs
2 pc
olive oil
2 Tbs
Filling
tomatoes
4 pc
pickles
3 pc
onion
1 pc
bacon strips
4 pc
ground beef
to taste
Cheese sauce
hard cheese
cream cheese
cream 33%

Method

It’s an interesting burger-inspired beef cake recipe.

To start with, we would like to note that this meat cake is a puzzle; there can be infinitely many options. Basically, you need unsweetened cake layers for the base, the filling and the crème for coating.

As cake layers, you can use pancakes or puff pastry, as well as unsweetened biscuits. Things like emerald spinach or ginger tomato biscuit look amazing. You can also make this cake without biscuits, and serve any dense salad in the form of a cake, laid in layers and covered with the crème.

Some proven combinations are suitable as fillings: chicken with mushrooms and cheese, ham-cheese, tomatoes-olives-salami-mozzarella, red fish with cucumber, herbs and curd cheese etc. Get inspired by your favorite snacks!

As for the coating, you better use the cream cheese, as in classic biscuit cakes (without adding the powdered sugar).

And now let’s move to this version of the burger cake.

Cake layers

  1. Sift the flour into a separate bowl, and add the rest of the dry ingredients to it; dry the sesame seeds slightly in a dry frying pan, and add it to the flour.
  2. Combine the buttermilk, eggs and olive oil, and whisk until smooth. Add the dry ingredients gradually, and mix again until smooth. Grease the baking dish with butter, and sprinkle it with flour; put the dough in the baking dish, and bake at 170-180C (338 to 356F) for 50 to 60 minutes. You can use a mold with a diameter of 18 cm (7 inch), and cut the resulting biscuit into 4 thin layers.

Filling

  1. Cut 3-4 large tomatoes and 2-3 large pickles into rings.
  2. Cut the onion into rings, and pour the boiling water with vinegar and sugar over it (this point is optional).
  3. Fry 3-4 strips of bacon in a pan. Form a ground beef circle with a diameter of about 15 cm (5.9 inch), and grill it.

Cheese sauce

Make the cheese sauce: take the grated hard cheese, cream cheese and cream in equal proportions. Put these components in a saucepan, and keep stirring until the cheese dissolves. You will need about 500 g (17.65 oz) of cheese sauce for one cake.

You can also use two more classic burger sauces: tomato and barbecue.

Cake assembling

  1. Place the first cake layer, and grease it with the barbecue sauce; place half of the vegetables layering (tomatoes, pickles, onions).
  2. Top the layers with the cheese sauce, and cover it with the next cake layer. Also grease the cake layer with the barbecue sauce, and lay the beef cutlet on top; put the bacon and a layer of cheese sauce.
  3. Grease the next cake layer with tomato sauce, and lay out the remaining vegetables and cheese sauce; grease the remaining cake layer with tomato sauce, and place it on top of the cake with the greased side down.
  4. Since your task is to make the cake not only tasty, but also beautiful, imitating a classic sponge cake, then you better assemble it in a ring, wrapping the cake with acetate film. Put the filling inside the cream cheese border. Next, cover the cake with a plywood board (you can use a plate) and put it in the fridge under a press for 3 to 4 hours so that the filling is evenly distributed, and the top is even.
  5. Use the cream cheese for coating, and add 1/5 of the cream for a more pliable texture. The coating takes 500-600 g (21.15 oz) of crème (+ a little for the sides)

The decor looks gorgeous with fresh vegetables and herbs, various cuts of meat and sausage. 

You can also decide not to make a special design for an unsweetened cake, in order to shock and surprise your guests.

It’s all up to you and your creativity!

Good luck!