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JELL-O Swirled Caterpillar Cake

JELL-O Swirled Caterpillar Cake is rated 4.571428571428571 out of 5 by 7.
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
45
min.
Servings

15 servings

No fancy baking equipment or molds required to make this JELL-O Swirled Caterpillar Cake. Just a plain ol' tube pan and some clever cake cutting.

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Make It

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Pour three fourths of the batter into greased and floured 10-cup fluted tube pan. Sprinkle dry gelatin mix evenly over batter in pan; cut through batter with knife several times for marble effect, being careful not to cut through to bottom of pan. Top with remaining batter.
  • Bake 45 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Invert pan onto wire rack; cool 5 min. Remove cake from pan; cool completely.
  • Cut out one third of cake. Cut removed cake piece in half; set aside. Stand remaining larger cake piece, cut-ends down, on cake board or tray. Place the smaller cake pieces on each end of large cake piece to resemble a curved caterpillar's body as shown in photo. Tint whipped topping with food coloring; spread onto cake. Drizzle with the melted chocolate to resemble the stripes on a caterpillar's body. Decorate with remaining ingredients as shown in photo. Store in refrigerator.

Cooking Know-How

Make sure cake is completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause frosting to soften or melt.

Substitute

Prepare as directed, using your favorite flavor cake mix.

Servings

  • 15 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 15 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 240
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was such a fun cake to make! This was such a fun cake to make! My 2-yr old loves bugs, so no other cake would have been better. We prepared the cake as directed, but substituted bakery frosting - seemed to hold the cake parts together better than the Cool Whip. Decorations included Lifesaver Gummies, candy dots (a rainbow of colors that come on small sheets), and spiced gum drops for some of the feet - I let me kids pick the candy. Yes it was lots of sugar but we only celebrate once a year, so go for it!
Date published: 2006-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this for my daughter's birthday today and it turned out great! I made this for my daughter's birthday today and it turned out great! However, I did have a few problems. The cool whip was way too runny and kept running off, I think next time I would use frosting instead. Also, I could not find licorice rope anywhere. I ended up buying chocolate twizzlers and cutting them into little pieces. Instead of melted chocolate for the stripes I used licorice cut in half. I also used starbursts(cut in half) and skittles to decorate with instead, since that's what I had. I took 2 halves of a starburst and rounded them out and then stuck a skittle into the middle of each to make eyeballs. I molded the starburst a little around the skittle so it would hold and it ended up looking pretty cool. I also took one half of a starburst and used it for the nose and it looked really cute. I molded the nose a little bit, too, just so it wasn't completely square. The eyes and nose popped out and made the catterpillar's face come to life, even without a mouth. My daughter
Date published: 2009-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my daughter's birthday. I made this for my daughter's birthday. I used strawberry cake mix (my daughter's choice) and vanilla frosting tinted green. I didn't do all the decorations, just the cookies as eyes and used a chewy fruit candy as the nose and candles as antennas! Everybody loved it and it was delicious!!!
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from If you put the cut pieces of bundt on the side, you can make a better looing caterpiller. If you put the cut pieces of bundt on the side, you can make a better looing caterpiller. I made one that looked a lot like the Very Hungry Caterpiller.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this was really great but we liked it better with out the jello,I would make anytime. this was really great but we liked it better with out the jello,I would make anytime.
Date published: 2007-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't make this recipe but I will before long. I didn't make this recipe but I will before long. I think it is so cute.
Date published: 2012-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from who made this it is sooooooooooooooooooooo cool. who made this it is sooooooooooooooooooooo cool.
Date published: 2009-08-30
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