Trick or treat burgers

Trick or treat burgers
Your guests will believe in black magic after biting into this ‘burger’
Serves 8  / 
Prep 90 mins  / 
Cook 0 mins


1 Co-op Madeira cake

100g Co-op mascarpone

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp golden syrup

75g Co-op milk chocolate (Fairtrade)

25g Co-op Fairtrade dark chocolate

24g golden syrup

50g Co-op unsalted butter

75g hulled strawberries

75g Co-op raspberry jam

300g strawberries

3 kiwi fruits

4 Co-op brioche burger buns


1. Cut 2 long, thin slices (about 4mm thick) from the middle of the Madeira cake, cut each in 1/2 and wrap in clingfilm - these will be the cheese slices

2. Weigh out 150g of the remaining cake, blitz into crumbs and set aside

3. Mix the mascarpone, vanilla extract and golden syrup to make the mayonnaise and set aside

4. Melt the golden syrup, butter, and milk chocolate and dark chocolate, broken up, in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure it doesn’t touch the surface

5.Remove, and stir in the cake crumbs

6. Pour the mixture onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper and shape into 4 even circular portions to make the burgers. Chill for 1 hour.

7. Mash 1/2 of the strawberries with raspberry jam to make a relish

8. Thickly slice the rest of the strawberries for the tomatoes, and peel and thinly slice the kiwi fruits for lettuce

9. Halve the brioche burger buns and spread the mayo on the bases

10. Top with the lettuce, burgers, cheese slices, tomatoes and relish