John Whaite caterpillar cake recipe on Steph’s Packed Lunch

John Whaite served up a delicious caterpillar cake on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

The ingredients for the sponge are: Butter, for greasing the tin, 4 large free-range eggs, 100g caster sugar, plus extra to dust, ½ tsp fine salt and 100g self-raising flour.

For the buttercream: 180g unsalted butter, soft, 350g icing sugar, 2tsp cocoa powder, 1tbsp hot milk and 100g milk chocolate, melted but cooled.

For the ganache: 120g dark chocolate (about 60%), roughly chopped, 20g double cream and 15g golden syrup.

To decorate: 60g white chocolate, melted and 1 x tube Smarties.

See recipes by John in his book titled: John Whaite Bakes At Home available from Amazon now.

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