• Serves 15
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 9 Ingredients


Egg, dairy and nut free Hungry Little Caterpillar inspired cake.

Ingredients (serves 15)

  • 2 cups Self raising flour
  • 1 cup milk (rice milk)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 drops Vanilla essence
  • 4 cups Icing sugar
  • 300 grams Butter


  1. Oil two round tins. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients (self raising flour (sift), sugar and chocolate powder). Then make a well in the middle and put in wet ingredients. Repeat these steps for the second cake after pouring one cake in the tin I find doing two batches is better then doubling the batch.
  2. Stir the mixture together using a whisk or an electric beater for a fluffier cake. Pour cake into tins.
  3. When cakes are cold remove from tin and put one on top of the other on a flat big plate. Mix butter, icing sugar and some milk to make the icing for the cake. Ice both cakes first in between both so they stick together. Place foil underneath so the cake doesn't move while icing.
  4. Before icing sets place MMs all around the sides, I did 3 layers. Cut out a Hungry Caterpillar photo and stick on cardboard, stick to a kebab stick and pop into cake. I placed happy birthday candles that matched the theme.


I ordered a Hungry Caterpillar cake for my Sons party 1st Birthday, but for his actual birthday I attempted to make this one and I was happy with the results.

  • I love the smarties around the base!


  • How cute is this! The hungry caterpillar..boy does that bring back memories!


  • It is always so much fun making birthday cakes, and then to see the expression on the children’s face.


  • How sweet :)


  • Simple but effective; thank you.


  • this looks like an easy cake to make, only problem with recipe is no oven temp and cooking time, could someone please supply these two important items of information, thank you


  • What a cute cake! It sounds great and looks incredible


  • This cake is so adorable


  • Fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing! Looking forward to trying it! :D


  • I love the book and this is a gorgeous cake to go with it. With food so focused in the book it would be super simple to make the rest of the party food to match the book.


  • What a great idea, I went to hours of effort a this would have been so much easier.


  • What a clever idea! Love it and what a great theme for a birthday!


  • Simple yet effective! Looks great


  • What a simple idea. So many people are going to great lengths to make the perfect cake but this is just as good and fits the theme perfectly!


  • Looks great thanks for sharing


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