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Inchworm Cake

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

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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 M&M's® chocolate candies
  • 2 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 2 small pretzel sticks
  • 24 gumdrops

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.

  • 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.

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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