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Inchworm Cake

Inch your way into a fun celebration with an easy-to-make and fun-to-eat cake!

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 28 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
8
drops green food color
1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Tray or cardboard (19x14 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
5
candy-coated chocolate candies
2
vanilla wafer cookies
2
small pretzel sticks
24
gumdrops

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
  • 2 Cut cake as shown in diagram A. Freeze pieces uncovered 1 hour for easier frosting. Stir food color into frosting. Arrange cake pieces on tray to form inchworm as shown in diagram B. Frost cake, attaching pieces with frosting.
  • 3 Attach 1 chocolate candy to each vanilla wafer with frosting; attach to end of cake for eyes. Press 3 candies into frosting for mouth. Gently push 1 pretzel stick into flat end of gumdrop; repeat. Insert pretzels stick into cake for antennae. Arrange remaining gumdrops along edge for feet. Store loosely covered.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Need some extra help? See how to make it.

Paste food color will produce more vividly colored frosting.

Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
35g
35%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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