Brownie Sliders: the Cake that Looks Like a Burger

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Eating backwards? Eat dessert first, but make it look like the main course. Here are ingenious brownie sliders – cakes that look like little burgers.

Whether you’re celebrating Backwards Day, a backwards birthday or just want to shock and awe the kids at dinner, serving these cute brownie sliders will bring smiles all around the table.

This recipe requires a Whoopie Pie Pan for the burger roll shapes.

They are easy to find:

  • You can find them in any kitchen store
  • Walmart usually carries Wilton pans
  • I can rent one at my library, maybe you can too
  • Our Bins & Bins store rents them, too
  • Of course, they’re available on Amazon*

Don’t have a whoopie pie pan? Check out HEB’s Cupcake Brownie Sliders recipe.

brownie sliders

Brownie Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Yes, they look like mini burgers but they are so much sweeter! Little cakes with a brownie inside.


  • whoopie pie pan

Cake “Buns”

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • eggs, water and vegetable oil per box

Brownie “Patties”

  • 1 chocolate brownie cake mix
  • eggs, water and vegetable oil per box
  • ½ c chocolate chips

Slider Toppings

  • ½ c shredded coconut
  • leaf green icing color
  • yellow-orange candy such as giant marshmallows, mary janes or lemon or orange sour belts
  • red icing gel


For “Buns”

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease whoopie pie pan with vegetable spray.
  2. Prepare cake mix as instructed on box. Fill prepared pan cavities 2/3 full with cake batter.
  3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until tops of cake spring back when touched. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to cooling rack and cool completely.

For “Patties”

  1. While whoopie pie cakes are cooling, prepare brownies as instructed on the box, Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Grease clean whoopie pie pan with vegetable spray. Fill pan cavities ⅓ full with brownie batter.
  3. Bake for about 9 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. (Don’t overbake or they will become too hard.)
  4. Cool 10 minutes; loosen edges of brownies and remove from pan. Cool completely.


  1. Mix shredded coconut with leaf green icing color for lettuce.
  2. Make cheese slices by rolling out giant marshmallows or Mary Jane candies, or cutting 2 lengths of lemon or orange sour belt candies to create a square.

Create Sliders

  1. To assemble, top a cake bun with a brownie patty.
  2. Put cheese slice candy on patty.
  3. Dab a little red icing gel on sides of cheese slice to look like ketchup.
  4. Drop a pinch of green shredded coconut in center.
  5. Finish with another whoopie pie cake bun.


Recipe courtesy of Wilton 

Tip: If you don't want to bake the brownies, you can buy the 2 Bite Brownies at a grocery store and flatten them with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 501Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 36mgSodium 706mgCarbohydrates 92gFiber 3gSugar 52gProtein 6g

We provide nutritional information but these figures should be considered estimates as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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