Choo Choo Train

Choo Choo Train

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60 min.
150 min.
12 Servings

This Choo Choo Train cake is the perfect birthday cake for your little engineer-in-training.


  • CAKE
  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
  • 5 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 24 SweeTARTS
  • 5 NERDS Ropes
  • 1 small bag NESTLÉ CRUNCH Pieces
  • 1 small bag SweeTARTS Gummy Bugs
  • 1 small bag NESTLÉ RAISINETS
  • 1 large box WONKA NERDS
  • 1 small bag NESTLÉ GOOBERS
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.


cake mix according to package directions. Divide batter between prepared loaf pans.

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

TRIM top of each loaf cake until leveled and cakes are rectangular (save trimmings). Cut each loaf into three equal rectangles to form 6 "train cars".


baking cocoa and sugar in small mixer bowl. Beat cream in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in cocoa mixture until stiff peaks form; refrigerate.


30 X 7-inch piece of cardboard with foil. Place cakes on prepared board to form a train. Cut the saved trimmings into rectangles to stack on top of the first cake to form the engine car.

FROST top and sides of cakes generously with frosting. Decorate each side of each car with SweeTarts to form wheels. Use Bottle Caps for the lights on the front of the engine car and the back of the last car. Place Butterfinger on its side on the front of the engine car to form a smokestack. To form the railway track, line Nerd Ropes along the two sides of the entire train. Fill top of remaining 5 cars with the remaining assorted candies to form beds of candy cargo. Candles can be placed on top of each train car.

NOTE: Cake can be made the previous day. Cake can be frosted up to 4 hours before serving. Decorate train up to 1 hour before serving to prevent candy from softening in the refrigerator.

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This is pecfect!

This is perfect for any party for little boy who love trains!

- chau pham from rockford, IL

fun and delicious

i made this cake for my sons 3rd birthday and he loved it so much that he wants me to make it again for his next birthday

- Bobbie Lima from gaithersberg, MD

train cake

this cake was challenging but the kids at my sons birthday party loved the train cake, it was a big hit!!

- erika soto from yuma, AZ

Choo Choo Train

Very nice, everybody loved this original cake!! Thank you!

- Mira from


I made this for my son's brithday. He loves trains, espeically Thomas the Tank Engine. He was so thrilled, that he didn't want to even eat any of it! I told him I could make him another one! It was very easy and a lot of fun to decorate. I think that I will make it again next year!

- Beth Satterfield from DOVER, DE

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving

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

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