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Inchworm Cake

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Inchworm Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 28 min
  • Servings 16
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Inch your way into a fun celebration with an easy-to-make and fun-to-eat cake!
Updated Sep 19, 2017

Ingredients

Steps

  • 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 one M&M's™ 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Paste food color will produce more vividly colored frosting.
  • tip 2
    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.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 51g Total Carbohydrate, 35g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
35g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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