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Caterpillar Cake

"This is a great cake to do after a unit on bugs, wildlife, etc. Have the kids help decorate it! Use licorice whips for antennas, or gumdrops. Spread icing around caterpillar and sprinkle green tinted coconut for grass. Use any flavor cake mix or any Bundt cake recipe."
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servings 373 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 Bundt pan)


  • Calories:
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.7g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Prepare cake according to package instructions and bake in a Bundt pan. Cool and invert onto cutting board.
  2. Cut a piece of cardboard large enough to accommodate two Bundt pans. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Carefully cut the cake in half and place on cardboard in an "S" shape.
  4. Decorate with colored icing, candies, etc.

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What a hit at my son's school on his birthday! For a person like me who isn't very artistic this cake was a breeze and delicious!!!

Most helpful critical review

This looks like something that was crawling on my face last night.......i ate it

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What a hit at my son's school on his birthday! For a person like me who isn't very artistic this cake was a breeze and delicious!!!

This was so great!! What are the chances I'd actually find a caterpillar cake when I looked for one. I used a bundt pan that had angular peaks in it (because that's all I had!) but it came out ...

I used a different cake recipe, but I used the decorating idea for my boyfriend's birthday cake. (He's a kid at heart!) I actually based my caterpillar on the Eric Carle "The Very Hungry Cater...

I didn't use the cake, or the frosting posted here (I made it all from scratch), but my 5 stars is for the great idea of using a bundt pan! wow! i have been making caterpillar cake for years now...

This was a little more work than I had bargained for, but it turned out so cute, I can't complain. I made a smaller version of this cake for my son's first birthday and everyone just loved it......

Easy and fun to make! Big hit!

Absolutely adorable! Beautiful presentation! I received many compliments. Allow yourself extra time to ice and decorate the cake. I served this at a spring brunch! Everyone loved it and it was s...

I trippled this recipie for a large gathering, and it was amazing! The cake was inhaled! There was nothing left except some smears of icing and a few pieces of coconut! This was the easiest cake...

Very Fun to decorate for everyone, and extremely easy to make. Thank!