Trick or Treat Burgers

The perfect recipe for any Halloween host. Trick your friends with these delicious sweet 'burgers'

(Serves 8)


  • 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 Co-op raspberry jam
  • 300g strawberries
  • 3 kiwi fruits
  • Co-op brioche burger buns


  • 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
  • Weigh out 150g of the remaining cake, blitz into crumbs and set aside
  • Mix the mascarpone, vanilla extract and golden syrup to make the mayonnaise and set aside
  • 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
  • Remove, and stir in the cake crumbs
  • 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
  • Mash 1/2 of the strawberries with raspberry jam to make a relish
  • Thickly slice the rest of the strawberries for the tomatoes, and peel and thinly slice the kiwi fruits for lettuce
  • Halve the brioche burger buns and spread the mayo on the bases
  • Top with the lettuce, burgers, cheese slices, tomatoes and relish