Birthday Train Cake

88  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

Birthday Train Cake Recipe


  • 4 pkg. (10.75 oz. each) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 4 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
  •  assorted food colorings
  • Decorations:
  • 16 OREO Cookies
  • 3 rolls ring-shaped hard candies
  • 1 cup fruit-flavored sweetened rice cereal
  • 6 BARNUM'S ANIMALS Crackers
  • 1 COMET Cup
  • 1 marshmallow
  • 1 miniature marshmallow
  • 24 pieces black licorice (for train track)


  • Line  up cakes on large tray or serving platter for train cars.
  • Cut  2-inch-thick crosswise slice off front cake; place at back end of the first cake to resemble train engine. Repeat with last cake, placing the removed cake slice in the middle of the last cake to resemble caboose.
  • Divide  whipped topping among four small bowls; tint with food colorings as desired. Use to frost cakes. Add decorations as desired. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseAt 24 servings, this fun cake is perfect for serving a crowd of kids.

Fun IdeaLet the party goers help decorate this colorful birthday cake. Give each child some cereal, cookies and candies to place on the cake. But make sure to have them wash their hands first!

NoteIf you do not have a large enough tray or platter for the train, use a large cutting board wrapped in foil.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 300 
    • Total fat 14 g
    • Saturated fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 110 mg
    • Sodium 270 mg
    • Carbohydrate 40 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 27 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 2 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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