December 23, 2010

Train Cake

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

First, I wanted to tell y'all about this cake when I first decided to make it, but that that'd be jumping the gun a little bit. Then, I made it and was itching to run to the computer to post it right away but seeing as I made it for an Eid party I had some party details to attend to (namely: hosting the crazy thing!). And now it's been over a month since Eid ul Adha and that means I'm one month late in telling you to GO MAKE THIS NOW because it's so gosh darn cute and so easy!

You can easily just make one car of the train or chose the colors/candy you want. I'm almost certain that everyone (young and old alike) will bust out into a silly, goofy grin 'cuz thats just what fun cakes are meant to do!

Train Cake
One recipe chocolate cake, divided and baked into three loaf pans
double batch of frosting tinted with preferred food coloring
1 pack of colored Twizzlers
1 pack of large sized Smarties (or round cookies) for the wheels
extra candies for decorating

1. Bake and cool three loaves of cake. Cut two loaves in half and trim about 1" off a third loaf. 3 of the halves will be train cars, stack the 4th half on top of the trimmed loaf as the front engine.

2. Apply a thin layer of frosting to each cake and refrigerate (this is your crumb topping) at least one hour. Then apply another layer of frosting on each car. Decorate with candies to your liking.

3. Using a large spatula (or two!), carefully lift each car onto a large flat surface (I flipped a baking sheet, covered with foil, upside down ).Enjoy!


  1. Mmmm! Cake! I remember seeing the cake train in the Woman's Weekly cake book when I was's an oldie but a goodie!

  2. XoXo: there really are so many variations of this cake! Just more proof of how easy it is!

    Thanks Samar!

  3. This cake looks AMAZING and it's a really creative idea! All the recipes on this blog are yumm

  4. As-salaamu'alaykum my dearest sis

    OH MY.. your blog is looking deliciously awesome!! *I need a snack while reading*

    I LOVE this!!! I love the colors too! I definitely have to make this one of these days. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Love Farh

  5. Walaikum Salaam Farhana! Aww, thanks so much...that means so much to me, coming from you especially masha'allah! :)


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