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Worm Cake Recipe

Worm Cake

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Original recipe makes 24 cupcakes Change Servings


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into cupcake pans and bake as directed on cake mix box. Let cupcakes cool thoroughly before frosting.
  2. Spread cupcakes lightly with chocolate icing. Sprinkle cookie crumbs on top.
  3. Cut gummi worms in half (as many as you like). Put icing onto cut end of the worms and stick to the top of cupcakes. You can use as few or as many as will fit on each cupcake. Let icing set for 10 minutes and then enjoy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2003

These are cute. I made them for a kids' Spring party. I used two worms on each cupcake -- 1 across the middle, and 1 cut in half with each half sticking in opposite sides of the cupcake (looks like a worm going in under and coming out from under the other worm). The kids thought they were "cool." My cake mix yielded 18 cupcakes. I barely used 1 cup of "dirt" crumbs.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 17, 2003

This was a really dry cake - it needs something


25 Ratings

Dec 01, 2003

I used this recipe with a vanilla/chocolate swirl cake mix and it was really, really good! Everyone at the Halloween party commented on how cute the cake was and they especially LOVED the taste. You can guarantee that this will be my signature Halloween dish. Thank you!

Jun 29, 2006

So simple and so fun. Kids love these. I also like to sprinkle crushed up oreos on top to resemble dirt. Thanks!

Aug 29, 2002

I served these cupcakes at halloween. The kids loved it and they never saw something so cool. Thanks!

Sep 17, 2003

Good recipe. I made it for my son's Bambi/Woodland party at school and the kids loved them (I thought they were tasty too). I did have a lot of the dirt topping left over though.

Feb 25, 2003

I made this for a Halloween party at my daughters pre-school and the kids thought they were the coolest cupcakes ever. I did not personally try one but this will be a traditional Halloween treat for the kids in my house!

Jan 29, 2003

great for school cookies sales.


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  • Calories
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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